Q761: What is the law relating to using snow chains on car tyres?

There is no specific legislation referring to snow chains.

However regulation 27(1)(a) of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 states - the tyre must be suitable having regard to which the vehicle or trailer is being put or to the type of tyres fitted to its other wheels.

This could mean that a person may commit an offence if they use snow chains when there is no snow.

Please see the related website for further information.

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