Studded tires legal on Sterling Highway, lower peninsula 09/16/04 Story last updated at 12:46 PM on Thursday, September 16, 2004

Studded tires legal on Sterling Highway, lower peninsula

Wednesday was the first day that Alaskans can drive with studded tires in Alaska.

It is illegal to use studded tires during the summer months from May 1 through Sept. 15 for areas north of latitude 60 degrees.

Roads south of 60 degrees, such as the lower section of the Kenai Peninsula including Homer, are legal for studded tires as of Sept. 30, according to Alaska statute. It is legal, however, to drive on the Sterling Highway with studs or chains. The highway runs through Homer and Anchor Point.

Troopers want to remind drivers to drive carefully.

"As we move into the winter driving season, Alaska State Troopers would like to remind motorists to slow down, obey the basic speed rule, give yourself extra room for stopping, clear all windows or snow and frost, and be sure everyone in the car is buckled up," troopers said in a press release.


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