A word of warning to those using car share services like Car2Go and Evo: their fleets don’t come equipped with snow tires.
Drivers using such services have been warned to be extra careful when taking to the roads during heavy snowfall.
But Evo director Tai Silvey says their cars meet the province’s guidelines.
“They have mud plus snow tires, which meet B.C.’s winter driving requirements. I would say to exercise caution and look at the road conditions and take Evo only when they feel comfortable and safe by doing so, and if they think the road conditions are unsafe, then they should avoid driving altogether.”
In B.C., all passenger vehicles must have winter tires between Oct. 1 and March 31 on all sections of highway apart from the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria. This would include Northern B.C., the South Coast, and Southern Interior.
In a statement, Modo say 61 of their 500 vehicles have winter tires.
They add members are able to book a vehicle with specific accessories they would like, including winter tires.
Drivers who don’t have proper winter tires on designated routes can receive a fine of up to $120.