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November 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm #1482
I ll be in Vienna until December (unfortunately).I drove my car from my homeland (so it has foreign plates) and i hear that there is this law about winter tyres (my tyres are summer tyres) from 1st Nov. until April.
I ll have problems if i move my car , when the weather is clear (no ice,no snow)?
** i always carry wheels chains for snow and ice.November 5, 2012 at 8:20 am #2319
If there is no snow or icing, you should be fine. But it’s advisable that you change as soon as you can. Police are fierce these days 🙂November 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm #2322
Because i read the law and it says that , when the conditions are Winter (mud,snow,ice) , but its not so clear.
As i assume now closing the Christmas they probably want to cash so maybe i ll be a target , even in a Sunny day 🙁November 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm #2327chefsmithMember
I’ve been informed that its not enforced by the police here ?
That its actually not illegality drive on summer tyres all year, but that if you drive in snow / ice without winter tyres, it negates your insurance.
This was a fella in a pub, but he was Adamant. I’ve Been meaning to check out if he’s right or wrong ….November 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm #2328
if the weather is snowy and roads are icy, and you are caught – you will pay a penalty. As I said recently with the EU saving package – they try to fine everyone. Everything is enforced (for the last half year)November 6, 2012 at 8:32 am #2330chefsmithMember
The end of year parking fine bonanza has started around my house this month, they papered almost every car on the street last week at 2am for the minor-est of things, my neighbours car was touching the white line.. 44 euro please and thank you.
I Parked in the usual spot which I have been for 3 years, ticketed every night for a week, but now it’s ok to park there again.
Same deal as the rest of my neighbours. We had a week long bonanza, then nothing.
I think they move in packs across the cityNovember 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm #2333
they are milking every one.
The “winter tyres matter” apply also on the turists (someone who is crossing the country to get to Italy for example?)?
Because , i believe after all this i heard if they stop you , they ll prove (if they want to give you a ticket) that the road , although the sun , is black-ice covered….November 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm #2334
maybe it will shock some of you as it shocked me, but here is the reason for everything:
out of ~8.2 Million of Austrian population, only ~4.1 Million work and pay taxes (and support the other 50%)November 7, 2012 at 1:50 am #2335tigerMember
What’s so shocking about half the population working at any one time? Are you expecting children to work for the first twenty years of their lives and the elderly to work until they drop? Is every parent expected to work during the early years of their children’s lives? And in a mature society it’s taken for granted that those who are in paid employment help to support those who can’t get work. Taking all this into account, fifty per cent of the population being in the workforce at any one time seems about right.November 7, 2012 at 8:03 am #2336
As I said, ‘Maybe it will shock SOME of you”. Those who can do the math a little. And unfortunately the bulf of those unemployable are not children …
I am glad you were able to rationalize away what is becoming an economic and demographic catastrophy.November 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm #2337
Although the topic is about winter tyres,
the very promising 6,7% unemployment of AMS
says other things (except is a lie like many things here).
Now about this law…at the moment i m crossing fingers and
i drive only when its not raining/snowing……November 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm #2338
Should I sell you my winter tyres? they are like new 🙂
9and it’s not a lie!)November 8, 2012 at 7:27 am #2339tigerMember
Yes, Austria like the majority of OECD countries, is facing a very serious demographic challenge. But it’s oversimplistic to use labor participation rates to predict a coming ‘catastrophe’. Austria has traditionally had lower than average participation rates, yet its economic growth has often been stronger than those countries with a greater percentage of people working. In 2010 the labor participation rate in Austria was 60.6 per cent. In 1990 it was 55.7 per cent, when the economy was in better shape than it is now.
But if you are right about a coming catastrophe then maybe you should sell the car as well as the tyres.November 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm #2340
blueorange –>p.m me about the dimensions of your tyres.
tiger –>who talked about catastrophe?The thing about this country is that
most probably they show iconic figures about
employment/unemployment.Even if a catastrophe is
predicted/coming most probably i’ll take my car and tyres and go to
another “developed” country or my homeland .The other scenario
is buy tyres from my country or a neighbor country (Slov.,Chz.)
where is much cheeper and help the high unemployment rates
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