Reminder: Washington Drivers Have to Remove Studded Tires by March 31
As spring approaches across the state, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight Sunday, March 31.
Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket.
In addition, studs can wear down pavement, so removing them promptly helps extend the lifetime of state roadways. Tire stores and dealers can get crowded as the deadline approaches, so plan accordingly.
WSDOT crews will continue to monitor roads, passes and forecasts and work to clear any late season snow or ice. Travelers are always reminded to know before you go by checking road conditions before heading out and staying on top of conditions with WSDOT’s social media and email alert tools.
Washington and Oregon share the same studded tire removal date. Other states may have later deadlines, but the Washington law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors.