|Country||Vehicle registration plates||Winter equipment|
|Austria||A||Mandatory use of winter tyres|
On major roads, winter equipment is mandatory between 15 November and 15 April, regardless of weather conditions.
All motor vehicles (weighing less than 3.5 t) must use winter tyres (M+S) on all wheels, or summer tyres with minimum tread depth of 4 mm + have snow chains in the vehicle, ready to use on powered wheels.|
Buses and heavy goods vehicles must use snow chains on powered wheels or winter tyres (M+S).
On other roads, winter tyres (M+S) (or snow chains) are mandatory in winter conditions, when the road is covered with snow or ice.
Busses and heavy goods vehicles must carry snow chains or have winter tyres (M&S) fitted on powered wheels. Studded tyres are not allowed.
|Czech Republic||CZ||From 1 November to 31 March, in snow and ice.|
|Estonia||EST||From 1 December until 1 March.|
|Finland||FIN||Mandatory use of winter tyres|
|Germany||D||Mandatory use of winter tyres|
|Italy||I||Mandatory use of winter tyres|
|Latvia||LV||From 1 December until 1 March|
|Lithuania||LT||From 10 November until 31 March|
|Luxembourg||L||For all vehicles on public roads, in wintery conditions (snow and ice).|
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.
|Romania||RO||On snowy and icy roads|
If the road is entirely covered with snow or ice|
For heavy goods vehicles and buses, on driven wheels from 15 November to 15 March and if the road is entirely covered with snow or ice
|Slovenia||SLO||From 15 November to 15 March, and beyond these dates during wintry conditions|
From 1 December to 31 March, if the Swedish Police decides there are wintry conditions on given roads|
Studded tyres may be used from 1 October to 15 April.