New Swedish Rules Outlined in Conti Winter Guide
A further addition to the Continental Tyre 2009/2010 Winter Tyre Guide has been made to cover new Swedish regulations affecting foreign registered vehicles entering the country from December 2009 onwards. The new rules stipulate that foreign cars and light commercial vehicles entering the country must be equipped with winter tyres with a tread depth of at least three millimetres between December 1 and March 31, whilst wintry road conditions prevail.
The regulations for heavy commercial vehicles travelling in Sweden have also altered. The transport authority has set a minimum tread depth of five millimetres for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes during the winter season from December 1 to March 31. This rule also applies in winter conditions to foreign trucks and buses, but not to trailers.
The Continental Winter Tyre guide highlights the different tyre requirements UK and Irish truck and coach operators can expect to encounter when they run their vehicles in Europe this winter and can be downloaded for free from www.conti-online.co.uk/truck. Conti also notes that its HSW and HDW tyres also carry the historic label Scandinavia, indicating they are suitable for tough winter applications.