Not sure if this goes here or in the tire thread, but wondering if anyone knows when winter tires are "required" in Germany. I had read that they are required starting in November, but I recently received an email stating they are required after 10/15. Just wondering if anyone know the official time.
update: This is what I have found so far
The new German law does not set any time limits, but it does clearly state that under icy conditions (bei Glatteis, Schneeglätte, Schneematsch, Eis- und Reifglätte) you must not drive without snow tires on your vehicle. So, since it’s difficult to predict the weather, for all practical purposes, the old “von O bis O” rule still applies. (In Austria, winter tires are mandatory from November 1 to April 15.)
So it appears that the tires are needed for no specific time frame in Germany, but instead based on the conditions of a given day.?