Winter tires

In most European countries winter tires are not mandatory, but there are exceptions.

Update : Nov 2019

For the following study, 30 European Consumer Centres answered the following questions:

  • Are winter tires mandatory or not?
  • If not, are there special areas (or caution signs on the road) where you need winter tires (e.g. in the Austrian mountains)?
  • Are studded tires allowed?

Winter tires within Europe, in Iceland and Norway (PDF, 2019)

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