Spring has arrived. As temperatures rise across the region, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reminds drivers to remove their vehicles' studded tires by midnight March 31.
Studded tires are legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31, unless WSDOT grants an extension. Multiple forecasts indicate temperatures will be well above 50 degrees in many parts of the state, and WSDOT is not planning on extending the deadline.
Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket from law enforcement.