Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is reminding drivers to remove studded tires by midnight Friday, March 31. Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31, is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket.
The Washington law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors. No personal exemptions or waivers are issued.
Studs wear down road surfaces so removing them helps extend road life.
WSDOT warns, tire removal businesses get crowded as the deadline approaches so plan accordingly.