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    Is snow chain legal in UK?

    I am wondering if fixing snow chain to car tyres is legal in UK?
    can't find any info. fr the the DVLA site.

    thks

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    well they are sold here in halfords i believe so i would say yes

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    I seem to remember its illegal, but nowhere near sure.

    Obviously emergency services have been using them in the Pennines, but don't think they are road legal.


    edit: it seems apparent that they ARE legal.

    YES
    used them for years on my Clio
    BTW gets around better than my 4x4 on icy roads

    You can use them, hire shops are renting them out at the minute. Was debating getting some, used them in Bosnia 10 years ago.

    What speed can you use them too?

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    fragaliciousbob;7468886

    http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091223090911AAMIjAg



    welcome back son.

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    vibeone;7468906

    welcome back son.



    awwww whats up mate did the big man upset you the other day so much so you had to cry of to the mods

    Adam2050;7468891

    What speed can you use them too?


    Limited to 30mph in Army, not sure if thats a military thing or not

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    mine say 50km/h I drove past two police cars with them on not that they were going to chase after me :lol::giggle:

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    I would like to try these though autosock.co.uk/ snow chains are such a pain to fit.

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    fragaliciousbob;7468929

    awwww whats up mate did the big man upset you the other day so much so … awwww whats up mate did the big man upset you the other day so much so you had to cry of to the mods



    I didn't report you

    I remember when I was a teen my stepdad had metal studded snow tyres on his maestro. That thing went through snow like nobodys business

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    fragaliciousbob;7468929

    awwww whats up mate did the big man upset you the other day so much so … awwww whats up mate did the big man upset you the other day so much so you had to cry of to the mods


    DFTT! - hes in ultra kiddie mode today :-D

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    vibeone;7469091

    I didn't report you



    easy enough to say but not so easy to prove i smell BS

    csiman;7469103

    DFTT! - hes in ultra kiddie mode today :-D



    your right mate sorry going into ignoring mode now

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    fragaliciousbob;7469120

    easy enough to say but not so easy to prove i smell BS



    I couldn't give a damn if you believe me or not. The only reason I didn't report you was that you had already been suspended. I laughed out loud. Multiple times. Happy tagging son.

    I got chains on my BMW

    black gerbil1;7469158

    I got chains on my BMW


    You find them hard to fit, or does your driver do it?

    I could use a set of chains, my car is stranded on a hill and has been for 3 nights now!

    Paddy_o_furniture;7469169

    You find them hard to fit, or does your driver do it?



    im the only driver for my RPP 66k BMW, I got them fitted at a garage

    black gerbil1;7469186

    im the only driver for my RPP 66k BMW, I got them fitted at a garage


    Why would a garage fit them, what you gonna do when you need to take them off? What do you do when you move from a non gritted B road to a gritted A road or Motorway?

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    Paddy_o_furniture;7469201

    Why would a garage fit them, what you gonna do when you need to take them … Why would a garage fit them, what you gonna do when you need to take them off? What do you do when you move from a non gritted B road to a gritted A road or Motorway?



    BG1 get his snow chains fitted


    http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/BOBARNOLD/toygarage.jpg

    It's illegal to use them on Tarmac roads though & you can go over 30mph.

    Using them anywhere other than on snow will also rip chunks out of your tyres !!

    Paddy_o_furniture;7469201

    Why would a garage fit them, what you gonna do when you need to take them … Why would a garage fit them, what you gonna do when you need to take them off? What do you do when you move from a non gritted B road to a gritted A road or Motorway?



    they showed me how to take them off so ill take them off my self.

    black gerbil1;7469289

    they showed me how to take them off so ill take them off my self.


    Then when you drive to a icy/snowy B road that hasn't been touched by the gritter lorry, what do you do then?

    Paddy_o_furniture;7469304

    Then when you drive to a icy/snowy B road that hasn't been touched by the … Then when you drive to a icy/snowy B road that hasn't been touched by the gritter lorry?


    you put a question mark at the end which implies your asking a question, but I can't find the question your trying to ask.

    black gerbil1;7469313

    you put a question mark at the end which implies your asking a question, … you put a question mark at the end which implies your asking a question, but I can't find the question your trying to ask.


    corrected

    Paddy_o_furniture;7469331

    corrected



    my ends am full of snow, everywhere.

    Paddy_o_furniture;7468944

    Limited to 30mph in Army, not sure if thats a military thing or not



    That sounds a sensible maximum speed to use them at to me :thumbsup:

    black gerbil1;7469158

    I got chains on my BMW



    But you only just had winter tyres fitted the other day and you said they were brilliant :?

    Was your statement a little premature :whistling:

    renown;7469455

    But you only just had winter tyres fitted the other day and you said they … But you only just had winter tyres fitted the other day and you said they were brilliant :?Was your statement a little premature :whistling:



    Don't worry he will ignore you finding him out that he's only 15.

    Or he will come back with some googling.:)

    Not worth putting them on unless we get sustained snow in my area.

    shanecr;7469092

    I remember when I was a teen my stepdad had metal studded snow tyres on … I remember when I was a teen my stepdad had metal studded snow tyres on his maestro. That thing went through snow like nobodys business



    I'm tempted :whistling:

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    frankthesurf;7468847

    YES used them for years on my ClioBTW gets around better than my 4x4 on … YES used them for years on my ClioBTW gets around better than my 4x4 on icy roads



    you must look like an utter clown

    snow chains on a clio - sheesh

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    Rodent;7469186

    im the only driver for my RPP 66k BMW, I got them fitted at a garage



    Why?

    You said elsewhere there is no snow where you live and the schools are open.

    You maaaaad?

    Shengis;7469569

    I'm tempted :whistling:



    do it. made a lovely noise at 50mph. we lived in a village that was on a steep hill. that car never struggled once.

    Original Poster

    having read thru the replies here, i think I will get one whether or not it's illegal or not. I'll take my chances albeit I will remove the chain as soon as I reach clear road).

    the last thing i want is to be stranded in snow

    black gerbil1;7469158

    I got chains on my BMW



    So I've got chains on my push bike

    J.Dance;7509039

    So I've got chains on my push bike



    my BMW is worth 66k, while the extras on my car cost more then you bike (and whatever car you drive)

    black gerbil1;7509075

    my BMW is worth 66k, while the extras on my car cost more then you bike … my BMW is worth 66k, while the extras on my car cost more then you bike (and whatever car you drive)



    My bike cost 73k with extras including the chains (solid gold) the snow tyres and spare tyres and my £120 Rover Metro Rio 1.1 93 Reg would leave your BMW in the ditch
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