Monday, December 1, 2014

Are Studded Snow Tires Losing Traction In Public Opinion?

There's a lot of debate over just how badly studded tires damage our roadways. But it may not be an issue much longer. Results from a recent survey show that most people make a conscious effort not to buy studded snow tires.

The survey also showed a difference in opinion on studded tires between the east and west sides of Washington state. And between age groups, with younger people using studs much more than older drivers. But why?

The Spokesman-Review has more on the poll.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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