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Mandatory use of winter tyres
Winter tyres are mandatory for heavy goods vehicles beyond 3.5 tons from 15 November to 31 March, except on lift axles. Heavy goods vehicles beyond 3,5 tons are also required to be equipped with tyres with a tread depth of at least 5 mm and a sufficient number of snow chains: The use of studded tyres or snow chains is not permitted: There are no limitations on the use of non-studded winter tyres. You are allowed to use studded tyres or chains outside these dates if the road conditions require extra grip.
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