Chains / Winter Tires Required Signs
The sign at the bottom of the road reads "all vehicles must carry chains and use winter tread tires beyond this point". A little further up the road, another sign reads "when the light is flashing all vehicles must use chains". Although the instructions are clear, I suspect a lot of users are non-compliant, including me. I drive a 2009 Nissan Rogue AWD equipped with winter tires and do not carry chains. On the very few occasions when the light has been flashing, I have ignored it and have never had any trouble getting up the road. Furthermore, I have never had any problems getting back down. I have heard that the RCMP may impose significant fines for non-compliance but also that they will allow vehicles equipped like mine to proceed. I'm wondering if you could comment on this and clarify it for me.