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CRIME TRACKER: Remove Your Studded Tires Or Get Fined!

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Crime Tracker series isn't just about protecting ourselves from crime, it's also about being aware of the laws we're upheld to and making sure we follow them. With that said, studded tires on your vehicle become illegal March 31st in Washington State. Driver caught with studs after the deadline will get slapped with a $124 fine.

The Washington State Department of Transportation does extend the deadline depending on weather. However, this year, the DOT says forecasters don't expect any major storms, which means the March 31st deadline stands.

The DOT says it hopes to eventually eliminate studded tires because of the wear and tear on roads. Until then though, it says drivers must make sure to remove their tires by this time next week. The best advice: get it done now, so that you're not sitting in line with everyone else on March 31st and you aren't paying a fine if you forget.

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