encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains because studded tires cause close to $50 million damage each year on city streets, county roads and state highways, according to the department. About $11 million is spent each year repairing studded tire damage.As we debate the best uses for limited transportation dollars, isn't the conservation of existing pavement a wiser and more economical solution than new pavement?
A proposed ballot initiative to ban studded tires just got the final approval and measure title from the Courts after a several month long legal battle.
If you're interested in making Oregon's roads last longer, check out Preserving Oregon's Roads and consider signing the petition.
(Road Cores: Washington State Department of Transportation)