Every year, television news shows us images of vehicles stuck on the road and people who are forced to spend the night in their cars which can no longer move because of snow and ice.
In order to put an end to this seasonal problem, the authorities have put in place new legislation called the Mountain Law which concerns all mountainous regions, including the Moselle.
To be sure you are in compliance, read our article on Mountain law in Moselle .
UNDERSTAND THE MOUNTAIN LAW IN MOSELLE
There Mountain law in Moselle and in all mountainous regions of France is based on a simple observation: it is possible to avoid many accidents in the mountains during the winter season thanks to the right equipment.
In doing so, the government has decided to introduce an obligation to install suitable accessories on the tires of your vehicle.
The objective of the maneuver: to drastically reduce the risks of leaving the road or being blocked on the tracks. This makes traffic flow more smoothly and allows everyone to drive with complete peace of mind, even in the event of heavy snowfall and the presence of ice on the road.
Please note: it is not obligatory, or even not recommended, to install the appropriate equipment on your vehicle outside the areas concerned. However, you must keep them on hand in order to show them to the police in the event of an inspection.
APPLICATION OF THE MOUNTAIN LAW IN MOSELLE
First of all, you should know that the Mountain law in Moselle or in all mountainous regions is in place throughout the winter season. Either between the 1st November and March 31 of each year.
In addition, specifically in Moselle, the Mountain law concerns 65 municipalities (located entirely in the eastern part of the department).
As such, if you travel through these regions, you have surely observed the appearance of new signs. Named signs B58 and B59, these are the signs which inform motorists of the entry and exit of areas Mountain law in Moselle .
So, as soon as you see these rectangular shaped panels, you know to install or remove your equipment (depending on the situation).
Good to know: if you ride in a Mountain law zone in Moselle without the appropriate equipment or if you cannot present it in the event of an inspection, you risk a fine of €135 as well as possible immobilization of the vehicle.
SNOW TIRES MANDATORY IN MOSELLE?
The simplest: equip your vehicle with snow tires or 4-season tires . In this case, you can drive with complete peace of mind during the winter period.
However, this device is particularly expensive. Furthermore, in the case of snow tires, in addition to going through a garage to install your tires, it will be necessary to store your old tires in a secure location.
If you live in one of the municipalities affected by the Montagne Moselle law is an interesting solution. The same goes if you regularly travel to the areas affected by this legislative text.
However, if you are passing through, know that it is possible to opt for chains or snow socks.
Chains are more effective on snowy or icy roads, but relatively long to install. If you are looking for a simpler solution, you can opt for snow socks. Appreciated for their ease of use, they are however a little less efficient than chains.
Please note: in both cases, you will need to remove as quickly as possible this equipment which is not made for driving on dry asphalt.
INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE: THE MUSHER OVER-TIRE
Starting from the observation that the equipment allowing compliance with the Mountain law in Moselle could be improved, we created cutting-edge technology in the form of an over-tyre.
INPI patented, by choosing the Musher over-tire, you know that you can drive with complete peace of mind. A real alternative to chains, socks and snow tires are mandatory in Moselle , they are installed in a few minutes, are very resistant, offer you excellent grip on icy or snowy roads and, above all, allow you to drive for more than a hundred kilometers on the road dried.
You want to know more ? Contact us without delay. In addition to offering you free delivery of your equipment, know that you benefit, as a bonus, from a 2-year warranty.
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