What speed should you drive at?
Do not exceed 30mph (50 km/h) with chains fitted
Can you use snow chains on tarmac?
Snow chains are designed for use on packed snow and ice. Driving on tarmac is not recommended because it will wear the chains very quickly. Snow chains can also be used in muddy conditions - very useful for motor homes.
Can you use snow chains in the UK?
The use of snow chains is legal in the UK, as long as they are not used in a manner that will damage the road surface. This means snow chains must only be used on snow-covered roads and need to be removed when driving on a tarmac surface.
Do you need to carry snow chains in Europe?
The use of snow chains is legal across most of Europe, and in many areas they are compulsory. Local signs indicate when they are legally required and this includes all mountain roads/ski resorts. Outside of these compulsory areas, any driver found to cause a hold up or accident as a result of not being equipped for the weather conditions is liable to be fined.