Winter tires with studs must be off vehicles after May 31

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

Published on May 15, 2014

Studded winter tires.

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."