Continental recommends winter tyres
For driving safely with optimal traction, even on damp or icy roads, Continental recommends fitting buses with winter tyres on steer and drive axles for the cold winter season. Identified by the snowflake symbol on the tyre sidewall, Continental says its dedicated winter tyre portfolio easily outperforms M+S tyres and also significantly exceeds the requirements of the Alpine symbol certification.
For winter tyres to be labelled with the 3PMSF symbol, they have to pass a standard practical test defined in UN regulation 117 and exhibit suitability for winter use on snowy roads in a braking and traction comparison test. Tyres marked with M+S (Mud + Snow) provide a tread pattern or structure that is designed to deliver performance that exceeds that of a standard tyre in snowy conditions. The M+S label is not subject to a defined test procedure.
- The details of Continental’s European Winter Tyre Regulations 2020/201 can be found here.