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Studded Tire Deadline Extended to May 1st Statewide


April 10, 2013
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters issued an emergency order Tuesday to extend the studded-tire deadline to May 1 for all Alaska roads.

The extension deadline will provide all motorists around the state that additional margin of safety on lingering winter roads.

Those driving with studded tires after the deadline could be issued a correctable ticket with a $50 fine.

According to AS 28.35.155, April 15 is the normal deadline for roads on Alaska south of 60 degrees north latitude and roads north of this geographic designation already fall under the May 1 deadline. The 60th parallel crosses Alaska south of Ninilchik and north of Happy Valley and Yakutat in the Southeast. However, the Sterling Highway that runs across the Kenai Peninsula also falls under the normal May 1 deadline. The emergency order gives motorists the option of driving with studded tires on all Alaska roads until May 1.


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Alaska Department of Public Safety

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