Time for Winter Tires
2021-10-06 10:54 HAP
Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca
Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.
BC Highway Patrol wants to keep motorists safe on the road this winter and is reminding the public of information related to winter tires and driving.
The operation of properly equipped and maintained vehicles can significantly reduce the risk of serious injuries and deaths on our roadways, says Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin, Unit Commander BC Highway Patrol Terrace/Smithers.
Legal Winter Tires in B.C.
A winter tire must be labelled with either of the following:
- The letters "M" and "S", the minimum legal requirement (mud + snow/all-season tires)
- The 3-peaked mountain/snowflake symbol (some manufacturers label with both the mountain snowflake and the M+S symbol)
Designated Winter Tire & Chain Routes
Winter tires or chains are required on most routes in British Columbia from October 1 to April 30. For select highways not located through mountain passes and/or high snowfall areas, tire and chain requirements end March 31.
These tires may only be used on BC highways from October 1 to April 30 and the studs should not protrude more than 2 mm from the tread or traction surface of the tire. Use of studded tires outside of this period may result in a fine.
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