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Studded Tires Legal in Washington & Oregon on Friday

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OLYMPIA, WA - Drivers in Washington and Oregon can start putting studded tires on their cars starting Friday, November 1st.

Studded tires are legal between November and March in both states, but the Department of Transportation says they damage highways and the DOT encourages drivers to consider chains or traction tires without studs.

The Department of Transportation says drivers traveling into higher elevations should always carry chains and have approved traction tires year-round.

When chains are required, studded tires alone will not meet the chain requirement unless your vehicle is a four- or all-wheel drive vehicle. 




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