Poorly maintained cars and non efficient drivers may be refused to drive on columns

If your car is poorly shod or not adequately equipped for the winter mountain, you risk being held back if there is column driving.

When the mountain passes are only kept open for column travel, it is usually quite steamy weather and driving conditions. Therefore, demands are made of those who need to be involved, writes .

– When there is a lot of traffic over the mountain and there is column driving, the waiting time can be several hours to get over. Then you may want to postpone the trip or choose another way, says Birte Roverudseter in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

It is limited how many people can be included in each column, based on how many people can be saved if the column gets stuck. Thus, the waiting time can be long – and cold.

The pantry crew therefore have the opportunity to stop motorists who are not well prepared. For poor tires and technical deficiencies can be a reason to be rejected, but also a lack of warm clothing and boots for those in the car.

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