Deadline to remove studded tires nears

Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2004

As lawns begin turning green and rural driveways start resembling mosh pits, Alaska State Troopers remind motorists that it's also the time to remove studded tires from cars and trucks.

Motorists must remove studded tires from vehicles by April 30 north of Ninil-chik or just below Seward. South of there, studded tires already should be off.

One exception is any paved portion of the Sterling Highway. A person may not operate a motor vehicle with studded tires or chains attached from May 1 through Sept. 15, inclusive.

A state-issued citation for violating the rule carries a fine of $50. The penalty differs in some municipalities, according to troopers.

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