Travelling This Winter?
Did you know that most B.C. highways require winter tires from October 1st to March 31st?
The maps below highlight the sections of highway that do require winter tires or chains during October 1st to March 31st.
What's the minimum legal requirement on provincial highways that require winter tires?
Acceptable winter tires are marked by either the mountain/snowflake logo or a variation on the M+S (mud and snow) logo. The tires must have no less than 3.5 mm of tread.
Think Winter Tires Before It Snows
Winter tires are a must-have in any climate where the temperature drops below 7 degree Celsius. With today’s advances in rubber technology, winter tires give you more grip as soon as the temperature drops below 7 degree, regardless of road conditions.
More Winter Driving Tips
Winterize your vehicle with five cold weather prep tips
To avoid being stuck out in the cold on the side of the road, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the upcoming frigid conditions beforehand. We asked the experts to share their five top tips on getting your vehicle winter ready now.
Three tips for winter driving preparedness
There is a big misconception that winter tires are only meant for snow. In fact, when the temperature drops below 7 C, all-season tires start losing their grip levels dramatically with the rubber becoming rigid and brittle.
Five tips for driving safer in rain
Tune into any local radio traffic station after the first big rain of the season, and there will inevitably be reports of accidents all across the city. Avoid being a statistic by learning how to drive defensively in the wet.
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