SNOW CHAINS(A75)

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  1. Mr Ed

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    Hi anyone know if there is likely to be any need to carry snow chains or anything similar while using the A75 in France during January.I know that some roads have this rule but not sure if the A75 is one of them. Thank's Martin(y)
     
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    Does it go over any mountains?
     
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    Had a look, no I wouldn't think the authorities would insist you had them!

    Someone will probably have a differing opinion!
     
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    I'd say no - don't carry them.

    They're bloody heavy and a bit messy when wet.
    Put them in a locker and maybe on the tyres if it snows:p
     
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    We went over in the snow, the plough had been through but it was not good because of the ice, at that time we had a 7.5m front wheel drive with a scooter on the back. :eek:
    Not a experience we repeated, always went down the west coast after that. :ROFLMAO: Bob.
     
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    If there has been a Heavy Snow fall, the Police will not let you continue unless you have chains, for your /others safety:cool:
     
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    I was a bit slow there, see your in Norfolk.:whistle:
    Of course you need snow chains, ;) and I happen to have a set at our daughters in Norwich. :ROFLMAO:
    Cant think what size they fit at the moment. :eek: :LOL:Bob.
     
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    :Eeek: Don't know what happened, must have got excited. :rofl:
     
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    :Eeek: What did happen when you got excited?:Eeek:
     
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    (y)I know you want to ski there don't you.(y)
     
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    Thank's for the info but if you go down west coast how do you get over mountains in Spain or do you cut across France near the Spanish border ? We want to travel down the east coast of Spain and then onto Morocco.Any tips would be appreciated.:active: I'm a bit slow with the typing!!! Martin:active:
     
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    OP is about "Is it likely to be any need to carry snow chains on A75"
    1) need? ... no one can answer, no one knows whether it will snow or not!
    2) What does the law say: Nothing! If it snows and you become a danger for yourself and others , then you'll be stopped and ask to wait till it 's cleared.
    Your options : you carry chains and may be won't need them or won't carry any and if heavy snow you'll miss at least a day of hols .... your choice!


    Amicalement

    Frankie:cool:
     
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    Yes would like to know the answer to this as well please !
    Presuming the west coast is less likely to get snow but where do you cross ??? Thanks
     
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    If the weather was bad, I would go Bordeaux Toulouse Perpignan, if it was not so bad San Sebastian Pamplona Zaragoza then that depends where your heading. :LOL:
    Sorry about the delay Internet's slow Brits watching TV. :rolleyes: Bob.
     
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    Thank you Frankie and also thank you Bob(y) We will make our minds up nearer the time now we have more information. I love his site!!!(y)
     
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    Been over the San Sebastion/Zaragossa route many times during December/January and the road has always been clear of snow. Been plenty at the roadside
     
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    What's the difference between normal and winter tyres please....thinking of changing my van which has 4 season tyres. And van I'm interested in is I germany so would have to be driven home, does not. I believe in Germany winter tyres are regulation..so driving back could be a problermo
     
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    The difference ? 40€ per tyre fine . lol:LOL:
    http://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/.../van-tyres/winter-tyres/why-winter-tyres.html
     
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