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News Blog: Winter, Studded Tire Season Are Over

If you have studded tires, listen up: The Oregon Department of Transportation says that car owners must remove studded tires by the end of today, March 31.

ODOT officials say the state’s studded tire season won’t be extended since winter is over — and hopefully snow and ice, too. That means Oregonians must switch out the studs.

KMTR reports that as of April Fools Day, driving with studded tires is considered an infraction and can get you a $190 ticket if you’re pulled over with them.

ODOT says the studs tear up the road and can cost an estimated $40 million in annual road damage.

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