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What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Eyeswideopen » Jan 29th, 2018, 12:29 pm

Seems a lot of people have them around here. You can tell just by the sound they make.

I saw vehicles driving around with studded tires in July last year. Surely there must be some rules about that.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby prairieflower » Jan 29th, 2018, 12:35 pm

Found through Google....
http://www.bchighway.com/regulations/studded-tires.html
"In British Columbia (BC) Under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, tires with studs up to 3.5 mm high can only be used between October 1 and April 30. The regulations limit tires to 130 studs each for vehicles weighing less than 4,600 kg, or 175 studs each for vehicles weighing more than that. It’s important to note you can only use studded tires on the front wheels if you’re using them on rear wheels also (at least one studded tire per rear wheel). This means if you have a rear wheel drive vehicle you usually only use the studded tires on the rear wheels; however if you have a front wheel drive vehicle and use studded tires on the front wheels you must mount studded tires on the rear wheels also."

But you would also need Bylaw to enforce the law, which is seriously lacking around the Okanagan..
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 29th, 2018, 12:45 pm

prairieflower wrote:Found through Google....
http://www.bchighway.com/regulations/studded-tires.html
"In British Columbia (BC) Under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, tires with studs up to 3.5 mm high can only be used between October 1 and April 30. The regulations limit tires to 130 studs each for vehicles weighing less than 4,600 kg, or 175 studs each for vehicles weighing more than that. It’s important to note you can only use studded tires on the front wheels if you’re using them on rear wheels also (at least one studded tire per rear wheel). This means if you have a rear wheel drive vehicle you usually only use the studded tires on the rear wheels; however if you have a front wheel drive vehicle and use studded tires on the front wheels you must mount studded tires on the rear wheels also."

But you would also need Bylaw to enforce the law, which is seriously lacking around the Okanagan..


I found that to be an interesting statement. I have a rear wheel drives vehicle and I put on studded tires all the way around. Traction for steering is equally important as tracking for acceleration. Also when you consider most of the braking is down by your front brakes, studded tires up front are very important. But I’m no tire expert.

Also this would not be a bylaw issue but a DOT or RCMP issue.

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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 29th, 2018, 12:54 pm

I agree Treeguy, all four corners need to have the same attention to detail
followed.

Going is no good if one cannot turn or stop as well.

Keep it equal.

And when one considered the grades of our roadways, and the penchant for the designs
of them, and our Regional topography that tends to put stops and turns on
sloping grades.
Then it only stands to reason to have 4 equal corners.

If one cannot get up a certain hill, one should not attempt to go down.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby my5cents » Jan 29th, 2018, 1:53 pm

TreeGuy wrote:I found that to be an interesting statement. I have a rear wheel drives vehicle and I put on studded tires all the way around. Traction for steering is equally important as tracking for acceleration. Also when you consider most of the braking is down by your front brakes, studded tires up front are very important. But I’m no tire expert.

Also this would not be a bylaw issue but a DOT or RCMP issue.

Studded tires are regulated under the Regulations Pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Act of BC, a provincial statute, enforced by police throughout the province, not bylaw officers, who enforce municipal bylaws.

You are very correct to put studs on the front if you have them on the rear.

An easy demonstration. Take a toy car and "stop" the back wheels, lets say with an elastic. So now the toy is replicating a vehicle with braking only on the rear. Place the toy car on a flat surface that you can tilt. Now tilt the surface with the front of the toy car facing down. Watch what happens.

You'd think, the rear wheels of the toy being stopped would hold back the vehicle and the vehicle would remain aligned front down the slope as it slid down the slope. Nope the back will exchange with the front and the toy vehicle will slide backwards.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby GordonH » Jan 29th, 2018, 2:05 pm

Eyeswideopen wrote:Seems a lot of people have them around here. You can tell just by the sound they make.

I saw vehicles driving around with studded tires in July last year. Surely there must be some rules about that.


I've followed vehicle at night with studded tires there were sparks. At first I was going WTH, as I passed the vehicle I could hear that familiar sound of studded tires. It as the middle of summer time.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby spooker » Jan 29th, 2018, 2:50 pm

I'll be glad to get out of this weather and take off my studded tires ... slows me down and I get really impatient ... then I remember what it feels like walking on this crap and realize that I'm safer rolling along ...
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 29th, 2018, 2:55 pm

spooker wrote:I'll be glad to get out of this weather and take off my studded tires ... slows me down and I get really impatient ... then I remember what it feels like walking on this crap and realize that I'm safer rolling along ...


Do you have studded bike tires?
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby BoB76 » Jan 29th, 2018, 5:00 pm

I read studded and thought they were talking about me!
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby LTD » Jan 29th, 2018, 5:04 pm

BoB76 wrote:I read studded and thought they were talking about me!

having a spare tire doesn't make you a stud
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 29th, 2018, 5:26 pm

BoB76 wrote:I read studded and thought they were talking about me!

LTD wrote: a spare tire doesn't make you a stud


I actually found a photo online to the contrary. He is quite studded. Way to go BoB76!

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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 29th, 2018, 5:33 pm

If that's what the left-overs look like from behind the Rutland 7-11
dumpster.
'splains a lot....



Ya,ya...removed off topic.... [icon_lol2.gif]

I haven't run studded tires since my ice race days.
Just good, siped, brand named winters.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby spooker » Jan 30th, 2018, 9:17 am

alanjh595 wrote:Do you have studded bike tires?


Yes, I have a couple of Kenda Klondikes that I put on my bike when it gets frozen ... especially necessary when it melts during the day and then freezes slick overnight ... during the first winter of riding you learn to turn more with the front wheel than the usual leaning into it that would work on dry surfaces ...
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 30th, 2018, 9:26 am

spooker wrote:
alanjh595 wrote:Do you have studded bike tires?


Yes, I have a couple of Kenda Klondikes that I put on my bike when it gets frozen ... especially necessary when it melts during the day and then freezes slick overnight ... during the first winter of riding you learn to turn more with the front wheel than the usual leaning into it that would work on dry surfaces ...


You will need them today. It is slick out there.
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Re: What are the rules for studded tires?

Postby Glacier » Jan 30th, 2018, 11:37 am

If you drive with studded tires, you are a law breaking ignorant hatemongering jerkface.

Think about it. You MUST have winter tires come October 1st, but you cannot have studded tires BEFORE October 1st. Since there aren't enough tire shops to put on everyone's winter tires on October 1st, you might not get your car in the tire shop on exactly October 1st, therefore, you will have to either get them done in September, and drive illegally with studs, or do it in October and drive illegally with summer tires. People on Castanet get really upset when they see people driving around with summer tires in October.

Do you know who else breaks the law? Pedophiles. So you're breaking the law just like a pedophile.

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