Remove your studded tires before April 1

Studded tire via Wikimedia Commons user Santeri Viinamäki

The Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol are reminding drivers to remove studded tires from your car before Monday, April 1st.

The fine for getting caught with studded tires starting Monday is $137.

According to WSDOT, studded tires cause 20 to 29 million dollars in damage to state highways each winter. This figure does not include damage done to local and county roads.

WSDOT also encourage drivers to look at other kinds of winter traction tires as an alternative to studs, such as winter tread tires that are legal year-round and don’t damage the roads.

Click here for more information from WSDOT.

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