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Motorists urged to use winter tyres as deadline expires

01 Dec 2018, 23:40 ( 4 Months ago) | updated: 01 Dec 2018, 23:42 ( 4 Months ago)

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The Finnish Transport Safety Agency- Trafi reminded the motorists to change tyres of their vehicles as the delaine for setting winter tyres on to vehicles is Saturday, December 1.

Although the motorists can use winter tyres from November 1 as per the necessity and already started to use at the Northern parts of the country, winter tyres are compulsory in Finland as of 1 December, said Trafi.

This rule also applies to cars and vans registered abroad when they are driven in Finland.

Before fitting tyres, it should be ensured that they are in good condition and compatible with the vehicle and that the tyre pressure is correct.

The groove depth of winter tyres must be at least 3.0 millimetres measured in the principle grooves of the tyre pattern.

Winter tyres are compulsory until the end of February and may be used until 20 April.