Drivers in Washington have until Friday to remove their winter studded tires.
Starting April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 traffic fine.
Studded tires damage pavement, so removing them promptly after winter helps preserve roadways, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation.
Washington and Oregon share the same studded tire removal deadline. Other states may have later dates, but Washington’s law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors.