The Scandinavian Tire & Rim Organization

Nordiske dæckregler

NORDIC TYRE REGULATIONS
Minimum Tread Depth
Denmark Finland Norway Sweden
PC
PC     summer 1,6 mm 1,6 mm 1,6 mm 1,6 mm
         winter 1,6 mm 1.6 mm 3,0 mm* 3,0 mm**
3,0 mm
Dec – Febr
C     summer 1,6 mm 1,6 mm 1,6 mm 1,6 mm
         winter 3,0 mm (winter)* 3,0 mm**
CV 1,0 mm 1,6 mm 1,6 mm 1,6 mm
 5,0 mm driven axel, 3,0 mm other axels 5,0 mm (All axels)* 5,0 mm** (Truck),
1,6 mm trailer
MC 1,0 mm 1,0 mm 1,0 mm 1,0 mm
Max Tyre Pressure 9,0 bar No regulation 900 kPa No regulation
Markings UN ECE regulation or UN ECE regulation or UN ECE regulation or UN ECE regulation or
EC directive for tyres EC directive for tyres EC directive for tyres EC directive for tyres
* = in the periode when it’s allowed to use studded tyres
** = In winter conditions Dec – Mars
*** = when it’s winter conditions
REQUIREMENTS FOR WINTER TYRES
Denmark Finland Norway Sweden
Compulsory No Dec – Feb Yes * Yes ** (1 dec-31 march)
Studded Tyres 1/11 – 15/4 1/11 – 31.3 or 1st Monday 1/11 – 1st Monday 1/10 – 15/4
Time of use after easter after easter***
Max number of studs
PC/C/CV No regulation Max 50 studs/rolling circumference meter**** Max 50 studs/rolling circumference meter****
Max 50 studs/rolling circumference meter****
 Some category of vehicle  can use up to 100 more studs per tire.
Stud Protrusion max
PC No regulation 1,2 mm 1,2 mm 1,2 mm
2,0 mm (used tyres) 2,0 mm (used tyre) 2,0 mm (used tyre)
CV 1,5 mm 1,5 mm 1,5 mm
2,5 mm (used tyre) 2,5 mm (used tyre) 2,5 mm (used tyre)
Stud Force/Weight max
PC No regulation 120N/1,1g 120N/1,1g 120N/1,1g
C 180N/2,3g 180N/2,3g 180N/2,3g
CV 340N/3,0g 340N/3,0g 340N/3,0g
* = the grip must be secured with winter tyres or with snow chains
** = in winter conditions 1 dec – 31 mars (alternative solutions are allowed)
*** = North Norway 16/10 – 30/4
 **** = Exemption to use tires with other studs or number of studs in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
NORDIC TYRE REGULATIONS for vehicles > 3,5 ton
Denmark Finland Norway Sweden
Axle Load
single 10 10 10 10
dual fitment 10 10 10 10
drive axle 10* 11,5 11,5 11,5
Boggie load 18 18 18 18
19* 19*** 19***
Tridem 24 24 24 24
Overall Weight
2-axles powered 18 18 18
2-axles trailer 20 18 18
3-axles 24 28 25
26***
28 (articulated bus)
4-axle powered 32 31 31
 4-axel trailer 24 32*** 32***
5-axle 32 38
Vehicle combination 48 60 50 60
Dimensions
L = 18,75 m L = 24 (25,25)m L = 18,75 (22)m L = 24 (25,25)m
W = 2,55 m W = 2,6 m W = 2,55 m W = 2,6 m
H = 4,0 m H = 4,2 m H = 4,0 m H = 4,5M
* = 11,5 t for international traffic with dual fitment + air suspention
** = in international traffic
*** = air suspention and dual fitment
This information does not claim to be complete.
For more detailed information, refer to the relevant legislation in the countries concerned.

 

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