|(Road Cores: Washington State Department of Transportation)|
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.
|Oh, the ironies|
(You may remember that House Bills 2277, 2278, and 2397, which would have added fees to offset some the damage studded tires cause, though not enough to equal the damage, died in the Legislature this past session. Maybe next year?)