Winter tyres to be obligatory in France

Winter tyres or snow chains are to be a legal requirement for many mountain roads in France from November 1 to March 31 each year.

A law requiring the special equipment has been on the books since 2016 but it is only this year that the government has published the necessary decrees to make it part of the French highway code.

Joël Giraud, an MP (LREM) for the Hautes-Alpes, told Connexion: “This is the outcome of a battle I have been fighting for many years.

“In addition to the obvious road safety issues, the aim is to avoid chaotic episodes of congestion on major roads in mountain ...

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