Winter tire rules kick in tomorrow

Winter tires rules start tomorrow, Oct. 1

Bulkley Valley motorists will need to put winter tires on their cars if they plan to travel on northern highways starting tomorrow, Oct. 1.

  • Sep. 30, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Bulkley Valley motorists will need to put winter tires on their cars if they plan to travel on northern highways starting tomorrow, Oct. 1.

Winter tire rules require vehicles travelling on Highway 16 and 37 to have tires tires with either the Mountain Snowflake or Mud and Snow (M+S) symbol. They must also have a minimum tread-depth of 3.5mm.

Heavier commercial vehicles which have a gross weight of 27,000 kilograms or more are required to carry chains on designated northern highway routes, which are marked with signs.

Drivers can be fined $121 if they do not have winter tires and $109 if their tread-depth is below the minimum.

According to the Ministry of Transportation, winter tires improve safety by providing better traction in snow, slush and icy condition.

It also reminded drivers to check tire air pressure frequently because it decreases in cold weather.

For more information about winter tire and chain requirements in British Columbia visit the Ministry of Transportation website.

Winter driving tips are also available at www.shiftintowinter.ca.

 

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