The proposal applies to vehicles (class M, N and O) with permitted total weight over
3 500 kg, except of campers with permitted total weight not over 7 500 kg, that are used in Norway. This mean that the country in which a vehicle's registration plate was issued does not matter: The decisive factor is that the use of the vehicle takes place in Norway.
In Norwegian: Forslag til endring av § 1-4 i forskrift 25. januar 1990 nr. 92 om bruk av kjøretøy
In English: Draft proposal for amendment of section 1-4 of the Regulations concerning the use of vehicles.
The Government will implement an amendment to § 1-4 of the regulations concerning the use requirements for winter tyres on heavy motor vehicles during the winter period from 15 November - 31 March. The proposal which will be sent on public hearing has to alternative solutions. We will await the selection to after the hearing period.
The current requirements for winter tyres which demand use of M+S-tires or 3 peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) are replaced by a mandatory requirement of using 3PMSF on the drive axle and steer axle. The proposal aplies to motor vehicles with a permitted total weight over 3 500 kg, except of camper with permitted total weight not over 7 500 kg. On all other axles and trailers you can use either M+S or 3PMSF.
It is mandatory to use 3PMSF on all axles on both motor vehicles and trailers, each with a permitted total weight over 3 500 kg. Though, this do not apply to camper with permitted total weight not over 7 500 kg.
The regulatory amendment to the traffic regulations comes into force before the next winter period (2019/2020). Though regarding this, the Norwegian Government might give a transitional period of one year depending on suggestions from the consultative bodies.
The draft proposal also takes into account whether the minimum permissible tread depth for heavy vehicles - both motor vehicles and trailers - except of camper with permitted total weight not over 7 500 kg, should be increased from the current 5 mm to 7 mm on all axles. Concerning this, the Norwegian government has presented two alternative proposals: No changes or increasing to 7 mm. The government will await the decion after the national public hearing.