The Ministère des Transports reminds owners of motorized road vehicles registered in Quebec that they must be equipped with winter tires, no later than December 1.
In the context of a pandemic, motorists are encouraged to plan the installation of their tires now in order to be ready to face the winter season.
The obligatory date of December 1 for the installation of winter tires allows in particular a better adaptation to changing and unpredictable climatic conditions and offers the assurance of better safety for road users.
This obligation applies to any motorized road vehicle registered in Québec other than a heavy vehicle, a tool vehicle or an agricultural machine. It also applies to any rental vehicle regardless of its place of registration.
The owners, like the lessors of these vehicles, must comply with the obligation for the period from December 1, 2020 to March 15, 2021. The fine for anyone who violates the regulations can vary from $ 200 to $ 300.
In addition, when purchasing winter tires, consumers are advised to consult a specialist dealer to make sure they choose a quality product that meets their needs.
Remember that a tire designed for winter driving is a tire on which the official pictogram is affixed or a tire fitted with studs and used in accordance with the Regulation respecting the use of anti-skidding on the tires of certain road vehicles. (MP)