If you are driving to Germany this winter you will need winter tyres.
As from Monday 29th November 2010 it is mandatory to use winter tyres (or snow & mud tyres) in Germany. Failure to do so can result in a instant fine of 40 Euros. If you cause a traffic disruption because your car has summer tyres, that fine increases to 80 Euros, and if you are involved in an accident and you haven’t got winter tyres, you are in big trouble!
So, if you are driving to Germany this Christmas, please abide by the German law, drive carefully … and have a fantastic time!