Today we’re on site here on Highway 99,
just north of the Alice Lake turnoff which is five kilometres north of Squamish. and we’re roadside here with CVSE inspectors
in conjunction with the RCMP, and we are enforcing winter tires and chain-up requirements. We have what we call a traffic control device. This is the regulatory sign that
the province of BC uses to enforce winter tires on certain sections of
highways throughout the province. A winter tire by definition is what we’re calling
a mud and snow designated tire, minimum with 3.5 mm of tread.
A minimum of 3.5 mm tread. Of course, the snowflake emblem with the the true winter tire designation is optimal, but we will allow mud and snows with a minimum of
3.5 mm tread to pass this point. On commercial vehicles,
licensed over 27,000 kilograms, it is mandatory that they also carry tire chains for their vehicles beyond this point. Along with tires, we’re also checking other aspects of vehicle conditions, licensing, etc. So we are checking driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations, mechanical conditions, especially winter tires.