20 December 2013
In most of the EU countries winter tires for cars are not mandatory, but there are exceptions. Before going on holidays, it could be useful to get an overview of the situation in each European country, in Iceland and Norway.
28 European Consumer Centres (ECC) in different countries answered the following questions:
- are winter tires mandatory or not?
- if not are there special areas (or caution signs on the road) where you need winter tires?
- are studded tires allowed?
Winter tires in Europe, a list by country (ECC-Net)
Road safety information by Europan Commission