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Drivers have until March 31 to remove studded tires

Plan ahead to allow time to meet deadline and avoid fines

 

March 29, 2017



Spring is here and that means drivers in Washington have until Friday, March 31, to remove their winter studded tires.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day March 31. Starting April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 traffic infraction.

Studded tires also damage pavement, so removing them promptly after winter has passed helps preserve state roadways. Tire removal services can get crowded as the removal deadline approaches, so please plan accordingly.

WSDOT will not be extending the studded tire deadline this year, but crews will continue to monitor roads, passes, and forecasts...



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