Wagon trains that are not sledded for Norwegian roads cause problems every winter. At best, it is a matter of going downhill or of them getting stuck (and creating queues) – at worst, accidents.
In 2020, new requirements were introduced for tires on heavy vehicles. Tires on the steering front axle and drive wheels must be marked 3PMSF, better known as the “alpine symbol”.
The owner of a lorry train that was stopped at Svinesund last week had apparently also caught on. There was only one problem: the wagon train did not have such tires, even though it was on its way into Norway.
Took the liberty…
The solution thus became a shortcut that the Norwegian Road Administration’s inspectors were not very keen on. This is what they write in their report:
Bulgarian wagon train stopped for inspection, here the owner of the wagon train had taken the liberty of marking the tires himself. Unfortunately, he was not particularly good at this. The tires were not suitable for winter driving and the driver was fined NOK 4,000.
The Swedish Road Administration got a tip: See what they stopped
12,000 in fees
There was also a tire charge for the driver of another train:
Polish truck train stopped with unmarked tires on the trailer. This was loaded with steel structures where several of the straps and tires had to be changed before further driving, as well as payment of a tire fee of NOK 12,000.
Arriving in Norway on the wrong tires can therefore be both costly and time-consuming. At the same time, it is naturally important for the inspectors to detect and stop as many as possible of those who take a chance on this – before they drive over the border.
The Lithuanian was banned from driving, so he just drove on!
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