Winter tires in Europe
In most of the EU countries winter tires for cars are not mandatory, but there are plenty of exceptions. Here the ECC-net has compiled the rules of the road that apply during the winter months in each country within EU, in Iceland and Norway.
Winter tires are legally mandatory:
Winter tires are mandatory if weather conditions so require:
- Czech Republic
Winter tires are mandatory only if there is a specific road sign:
Winter tires are not mandatory:
- United Kingdom
In Winter tires within Europe, in Iceland and Norway (pdf) you will find complete information about time periods for winter tires, and what kind of tires or equipment that are allowed. In our article travel by car you get tips on what to keep in mind before taking the car out on the roads in Europe.