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Studded Tires Costly for State

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- According to the Washington Department of Transportation, studded tires cause an estimated $18.2 million dollars worth of damage for the state each year.

The tires leave ruts and wear down roads because their carbite studs are much stronger than the pavement. Many states have outlawed studded tores because they determined their benefits do not outweigh their cost.

The deadline to remove studded tires from your car is Saturday, April 6th. If you are caught with studs on your car after the deadline, it could result in a ticket that carries a $101 fine.