For the holidays, make sure your car has summer tyres if you are thinking of driving into Italy. Until 14 October, the Italian government has declared it illegal to drive on Italian roads with winter or all-year-round tyres, in order to minimize road repair costs and ensure the durability of roads. The Automobile Club of Switzerland is therefore encouraging drivers to equip their cars with the correct tyres as soon as possible to prevent unfortunate complications. Anyone found breaking this law is risking a fine of between CHF 511 and CHF 2,054. Italian officials consider contravention to be a serious offence and warn that it could even lead to potential vehicle confiscation.
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