Winter tire regulations kick in Oct. 1

By Greg Fry
September 28, 2017 - 2:33pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops may be experiencing a warm spell this week but motorists are reminded that winter tire regulations begin this Sunday, Oct. 1.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says drivers must have winter tires installed on their vehicles if they are travelling on designated highways around the province (see above map).

Winter tires are defined as those labelled with either the 'mountain snowflake' symbol or the Mud and Snow (M+S) symbol. Winter tires must be in good condition with a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm.

The Province says the regulations cover roughly 60 per cent of B.C. Those caught without winter tires in the designated areas face a fine of $121. Drivers who don't have the required tread depth on their tires face a fine of $109.

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