Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Winter tire rules go into effect tomorrow

For those that have highway driving as part of their daily routine, it's that time of year again to make sure that you have proper winter driving tires on your vehicles.

As of October 1st and continuing until March 31st drivers across the province must obey winter tire and chain signs posted alongside highway.  Those sections of highways requiring winter tires or chains on board are marked with signs as indicated below:

Highway Signs indicate the need for Winter Tires and chains
when you travel along the province's highways this fall and winter

Those that drive passenger vehicles are reminded that chains on summer tires are not an acceptable substitute for winter tires on those highways that are indicated by winter tire signs.

Should anyone travel beyond the signs without the proper equipment, they could be turned around by RCMP, CVSE or other policing agencies and be subject to a fine.

You can learn more about the Winter Tires and Chains regulations here.

More information related to Winter Driving awareness can be found from the British Columbia Government website here.

Knowing the conditions ahead of you is also key aspect of any travel plans, with fall and winter conditions now ahead of us, you can access the latest road condition information from the Drive BC website or Drive Northwest BC twitter feed.

While weather conditions for your journey on the highways can be found at the Environment Canada website.

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