Winter Tires Mandatory for Rental Vehicles

Year
2011
Category
Legislative
NCLGA Ref#
B30
UBCM Ref#
B81

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS winters in Northern BC are subject to icy road conditions and snowfall accumulation;

AND WHEREAS many visitors to communities in Northern BC rent vehicles for transportation;

AND WHEREAS these rental vehicles traditionally have all season tires rather than winter rated tires:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM request the Province of BC to make it mandatory that winter rated tires be installed on rental vehicles during the winter months in those areas of BC that experience snow and ice conditions.