Studded tires legal

Posted: Monday, September 16, 2002

Today is the first day you can legally drive with studded tires in Alaska.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, the law states:

"It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with studded tires or tires with chains attached on a paved highway or road from May 1 through Sept. 15, inclusive, north of 60 North Latitude and from April 15 through Sept. 30, inclusive, south of 60 North Latitude."

Sixty degrees North Lati-tude extends just below Se-ward but just above Ninilchik. The dates May 1 through Sept. 15 apply to areas above the 60th parallel and all portions of the Sterling Highway.

As the winter driving season approaches, troopers remind motorist to slow down, obey the basic speed rule, allow extra room to stop, and clear all windows of snow and frost.

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