You can be fined up to $300 if you don't have your winter tires on by Friday

Dec 12 2017, 5:09 pm

You could be fined up to $300 if your winter tires are not on your car by Friday.

December 15 is the deadline to have winter tires on cars in Quebec.

Under the current rules, drivers who fail to have winter tires on their vehicle between December 15 to March 15 can earn a $200 to $300 fine and a loss of 2 demerit points.

The Couillard government is currently looking to revise the Highway Safety Code that could change the deadline to get winter tires from December 15 to November 15.

Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) already recommends that drivers plan ahead and install their winter in advance.

“Since we can generally expect such weather conditions before December 15, it is highly recommended that you equip your vehicle with winter tires before then,” states SAAQ on its website.

With more snow on the way, it’s important to have your car ready for slippery and dangerous road conditions.

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