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Luxembourg ice warning Tuesday morning means obligatory winter tyres!
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Luxembourg ice warning Tuesday morning means obligatory winter tyres!

05.11.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg’s breakdown service, the ACL have issued a warning this morning of ice on the country’s roads. The message at 7am stated that temperatures have been recorded hovering around 0°C, the first time this season.

(ADW) Luxembourg’s breakdown service, the ACL have issued a warning this morning of ice on the country’s roads. The message at 7am stated that temperatures have been recorded hovering around 0°C, the first time this season.

This means that winter tyres now become obligatory due to the road conditions.

Just as in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, it becomes mandatory to drive on winter tyres across the Grand Duchy during winter conditions. Tuesday November 5 marks the first day that this actually becomes a legal requirement in Luxembourg.

The message from the ACL was clear: "Due to temperatures around 0°C, the greatest caution is required because of the slippery roads in several parts of the country".

As a reminder, four winter tyres are required in winter conditions which the law describes as ice, snow, slush, ice patches or frost. The new regulation came into force on October 1 of this year.

A campaign has been launched this month by Luxembourg police in collaboration with road safety organisation “Sécurité routière” targeting tyre and lighting checks.

Those who have not yet fitted winter tyres face a fine of 74 euros .

  • More information is available at  www.mt.public.lu

Note that if you are driving on summer tyres during the winter season, this is only permitted if there are not winter conditions as described above. But as we can't totally predict the weather, is it really worth the risk?  However all-weather tyres are permitted at all times.