Winter tyres for heavy vehicles now compulsory

News article 04.01.2017 16.07 en

Tukkirekka talvisella tiellä (Kuva: LVM / Aaltonen)

The winter tyre requirements for heavy transport became effective on 2 January 2017. Lorries, coaches and buses as well as cars with a total mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes are required to use winter tyres on the driving axles during the December–February period.

This also applies to tractors whose design speed exceeds 60 kilometres per hour. Also the groove depth requirement for heavy transport was increased.

The aim of the use of winter tyres and increase in groove depth is to improve traffic safety and smooth operation of heavy transport.