Winter tires with studs must be off vehicles after May 31

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Studded winter tires.

P.E.I. RCMP issue reminder that studs cause damage to roads in warmer weather

Prince Edward Island RCMP is reminding motorists about the need to remove studded winter tires by May 31, 2014.

 "One of the more significant reasons to remove studded tires is the damage that they inflict on pavement," says a statement from the force.

"In Canada, where laws concerning the use of studded tires are provincially regulated, most provinces restrict use of studded tires to winter months since they can make ruts and dislodge chunks of pavement from the road surface.

"We're still seeing a significant number of vehicles with studded winter tires showing at our checkpoints," says Constable Jeff Dow, RCMP queens district traffic services.  "We'll be monitoring this closely after the May 31st deadline."

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Canada

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  • RJ
    May 16, 2014 - 08:24

    If you do not have your studded tires off by now, you should not be allowed to own a vehicle. The warm weather destroys the soft rubber treads, and the studs destroy the pavement. Dumb all around.

  • What if
    May 15, 2014 - 20:08

    What if...considering the winter we've had, studs are off and we get a snowstorm.

  • mark
    May 15, 2014 - 17:58

    You can remind people all you want, but unless the enforcement is there, you may as well be talking to the wall.

  • don
    May 15, 2014 - 14:01

    never happen. i have heard and seen cares in aug with studded tires still on. give them a $200.00 fine may fix it.