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Motorists On BC Highways Without Winter Tires To Be Fined $121

Motorists On BC Highways Without Winter Tires To Be Fined $121

Fall just arrived, but BC Police are already handing out reminders to motorists travelling on highways, letting them know they need “winter ready tires” effective immediately.

The rule was first implemented in 2014, and comes into effect between October 1, and March 31 every year.

Essentially, vehicles must have winter tires if they plan to travel on highways at higher altitudes where you will likely encounter ice and snow, such as Coquihalla. For your personal safety, and to avoid fines, tires require a “Mountain Snowflake” or a “Mud and Snow” symbol on them, with a minimum thread depth of 3.5mm.

Fines for improper tread depth are $109, while fines for not having snow tires are $121.

 

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