Are automatic tire chains in compliance with laws where I drive?

Written by Maritza Hernandez,

The short answer is yes. Automatic tire chains are utilized by various industries and approved by governments worldwide. Read more here.

However, as with any safety product, there are exceptions and limitations based on the laws and regulations of the state, province or country.

Travel Preparation

Compliance with prevailing laws are always a concern for drivers especially when traveling across borders. As part of travel preparation, drivers must be informed about the laws and regulations along their route; up to and including their destination.

Chain Laws

Chain laws vary by state and country. Onspot Automatic Tire Chains are DOT approved in most states and approved for use in chain control areas. However, drivers may encounter misinformed enforcement officials so stay informed and prepared. Experienced drivers have learned to navigate these situations, but new drivers need to be ready for when these circumstances arise.

Click below to check out the listing we compiled of the current regulations for the US and Canada regarding traction devices.

Rules & regulations

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Maritza Hernandez

About Maritza Hernandez

Maritza was the Marketing Coordinator at Onspot of North America. She was with Onspot for many years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services. She moved from Connecticut to Indiana in 2016. When she is not working, she can be found reading, walking her dog Petey or discovering the sights and sounds of Indiana.


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