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Winter break in your company car
Remember the snow chains!
It may come as a surprise even for experienced drivers, but in several areas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and France, it is mandatory to use snow chains. Especially in ski areas, you can find stretches where you are only allowed to drive if you have snow chains mounted. If you drive in such an area without snow chains, you can be held responsible for the accident, in case you are involved in a crash. When driving with snow chains the speed limit is 50 km/h. Cars with front-wheel-drive must have snow chains attached to the front tyres, whereas the chains should be placed on the rear tyres for cars with rear-wheel-drive.
The Norwegian Road Traffic Act states that a vehicle cannot be driven unless the tyres have sufficient road grip during the winter months. In practice, this can imply that you must be able to present snow chains - even though your car has studded tyres mounted. You can be denied access to drive abroad when taking a ferry in Norway if you do not have sufficient winter equipment for your vehicle.
Sweden does not have specific demands concerning snow chains, but studded tyres are allowed during the winter months.
However, studded tyres are not an alternative if you are going to the Alps since you are not allowed to use them in Germany.
Winter tyres abroad
In most European countries, you are commanded to use winter tyres, when the weather requires it, - e.g. snow and ice on the roads. But if the roads are dry and the weather is settled, winter tyres are rarely a legal requirement. However, we at Nordania always recommend that you mount winter tyres during the winter months - both in Denmark and abroad.