Changing weather means changing tires and Squamish RCMP are reminding drivers that they need winter tires to travel along the Sea to Sky Highway from October 1 through until March 31.
BC Highway Patrol Squamish and Squamish RCMP Municipal Traffic Services will ensure drivers have proper tires in the coming months.
Officers will be doing winter tire education and enforcement campaigns on the Sea to Sky Highway.
An appropriate winter tire has either M+S or a mountain/snowflake symbol, and a minimum tread depth of 3.5 millimetres.
Under the Motor Vehicle Act, police can fine drivers of passenger cars $121 for not having winter tires as required.
“We don’t have control over the weather conditions, but we can sure prepare ourselves with proper equipment and safe driving choices,” says Cpl. Angela Kermer of Squamish RCMP.
Winter tires are required for travel on all highways in the North and the Interior, sections of some highways on the South Coast, including the Sea to Sky Highway.
They are also required on sections of some highways on Vancouver Island, including the Malahat and highways 4, 14 and 28.