Mr. Unlucky – First German Caught Out under New Winter Tyre Rules
Two days ago Germany’s recently amended winter tyre regulations came into force, and the first driver (that Tyres & Accessories knows of) has been caught out – in circumstances he won’t forget in a hurry. The 32-year old driver of a car fitted with summer tyres (which in Germany are now illegal when used on hard-packed snow, slush, black ice and frost covered roads) lost control of his vehicle on an icy road in the city of Düsseldorf. He possibly would have avoided a fine and demerit points taken from his license had the incorrectly-equipped car not gone into a skid and rammed a parked police car.