An editorial in the Spokesman-Review yesterday calls for stiffer fees for using snow tires than the proposed $15 fee included in the Senate transportation budget passed last Friday.
45% of the money raised from that fee would go toward maintenance and repair of state roads. But the article says that’s not enough. The City of Spokane alone estimats its annual stud-related repair costs are almost $5 million, which would come nowhere close to being covered by a $15 fee.
So what does the Editorial Board propose? Find out here.
I agree the $15 fee seems too little to fix all the damage done by studs, but it is a start and may hasten the end to studs and the damage they do to the roads.
That seems to be the concensus of a lot of people "in the business"- it's not the ideal solution but at least it brings awareness to the situation and it's a start toward addressing the problem. You get your studs off yet Charles? 😉
Yes I took the snow tires off in February
Wow, ahead of the game. Nice!