“New rule: these tires will be banned from 2024 and watch out for the fine if you have any”
These tires will no longer allow you to drive legally. in 2024, yet some mechanics still sell them and they can be found on second-hand sites.
The year 2024 will be another year of change for our cars and this time it is our tires that will be affected. Explanations: for two years, in 48 French departments ;but, the "Mountain law" applies from November 1 to March 31. This law specifies that it is mandatory to equip your vehicle with winter tires and all-season tires. or, at Failing this, to have removable equipment such as chains or socks with adjustable straps. snow. Until This year, motorists had to equip their vehicles with tires bearing the M+S (Mud and Snow) or 3PMSF markings to comply with the regulations. with the “Mountain law”.
However, a major change will take place in the future. by 2024. In fact, tires only marked M+S will no longer comply with this requirement. the “Mountain law”. Drivers must only opt for tires marked 3PMSF, a symbol of more rigorous approval guaranteeing better performance on snow, ice and black ice.
The acronym 3PMSF, meaning "Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake" (three-peaked mountain with a snowflake), is attributed to after certified laboratory tests. Tires bearing this marking therefore offer grip and safety. increased in extreme winter conditions on snow, ice, and other slippery surfaces. On the other hand, M+S tires focus on versatility in bad weather conditions, including snow and mud and are not subject to harsh conditions. specific approval.
The 3PMSF symbol is found on the sidewall of the tires and can be present on both winter tires and all-season tires, depending on the vehicle. provided that they have received the necessary approval. This flexibility allows drivers to choose between these two types of tires, according to their needs and preferences, while remaining in compliance with the regulations. with the law.
It is crucial for motorists to take into account this regulatory change now. Until November 2024, it remains authorized to drive with M+S tires in areas covered by the “Mountain Law”. However, from November 2024, driving with tires bearing only the M+S marking could result in sanctions. It is therefore imperative to plan the replacement of these tires with 3PMSF tires in order to avoid any fines and guarantee safety. maximum during the winter months.
And above all you should avoid buying tires marked M+S today. In fact, sellers not very rego still offer some at your disposal. the sale, forgetting to specify that they will no longer allow driving in the areas concerned by the "Mountain law" from next winter. And second-hand sales sites magically see the number of advertisements for the sale of M+S tires increase. If you buy some, you won't get a good deal…