SP-X/Cologne. In winter conditions in Germany, only cars with appropriate tyres. Basically since 1. January 2018 flakes in the case of newly produced is a qualifying tyre, the snow icon on the tire adorn plank, will be accepted until 2024, but also Tires that have an M+S identification. Anyone who is caught tires with the summer, and you risk a fine of 60 Euro. Other traffic to be impeded participants, so 80 euros and a point in the Flensburg traffic sinner card file can be due. In other countries there are similar regulations. Motorists should be aware of when you visit, advises the testing organization KÜS. In Austria there is no General obligation to use winter tyres in winter road they need to be mounted conditions, however. Alternatively, snow chains are not permitted. Who tyres with M+S on the road, must ensure that these have a tread depth of at least four millimeters. Who are these points between November and the 15. April ignored, must reckon with a fine of 35 euros. Also in Switzerland there are no country-wide winter tires are mandatory. The car should be with the season-Tire-equipped, since even in the case of a faultless accident with summer, a significant contribution of tire is possible. In the case of traffic with inappropriate tyres fines. Snow chains are always to be carried, the use of which can be arranged by signs on the roadside. Who is driving the Car in the winter sports areas in France, does not need to observe winter tires are mandatory. However, winter tires can be by a traffic sign, a minimum tread depth of 3.5 millimeters is required. Also a possible use of Snow chains is announced by signs, the speed limit is 50 km/h. violations of these measures, costs 135 Euro. Similarly, the issue is regulated also in Italy, where there is also a popular winter sports areas. Here are the guidelines from valley to valley. The best is to get informed before the departure to the Ski-Paradise of the respective regulations. Or you do it right the first time, and mounted winter tires in the Winter from the outset. So that one is always on the safe side.