Snow chain requiement in Europe

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Don Madge, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Don Madge

    Don Madge Funster

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    If you are venturing abroad this winter for the first time be aware that snow chains are required in some areas of certain countries when snow is laying/falling.

    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/touring_tips/winter-tyres-and-snow-chains.pdf

    The list does not cover all of Europe and is for vehicles up to 3500kg.

    In Greece if there is laying snow chains should be used, roads that it applies to are usually signed.

    In Spain chains are also required in certain areas. Once again I believe the roads are signed.

    In Germany if you have "Inappropriate Tyres Fitted" in snow/icy conditions you are liable for a fine. I believe the more chaos you cause the larger the fine.

    In Austria vehicles over 3500kgs must be fitted with winter tyres I can't find out if this applies to all vehicles or just goods vehicles and coaches.


    For those not familiar with the Snow Chain sign it looks something like this.

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    We always carry chains on our winter travels but due to age and disability I can't fit them. Instead we use "Snow Curtains" we park up, pull the curtains and wait till the roads are cleared.

    Safe travelling.

    Don
     
  2. keith

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    The curtains sound a much better idea Don :thumb:

    I wouldn't fancy fitting them even if I was fit enough :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  3. JayDee

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    Found this a while ago; I don't think they were TUV approved then, but it seems they are now - but see the note about 'some ski resorts'.
    I've not made any enquiries myself, but guessed you might be interested.

    http://www.snowchains.co.uk/main/weisssock.htm

    Stay 'cool'. :BigGrin:

    John
     
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