Can I fit all-weather or winter tyres to my front wheels only?

My diesel Vectra will need two new front tyres soon. With the approach of winter this seems a good time to consider cold weather tyres or all-weather tyres. Would it be safe and legal to have cold weather tyres or all-weather tyres on the front and the existing summer tyres on the rear?

Asked on 21 December 2013 by BB, via email

Answered by Honest John
Absolutely not. They have to be on all four wheels or your car could go out of control when braking or when descending a snowbound hill. I recommend Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons for all year round.
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