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Studded Tires: Legal For Idaho Winters
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Cold weather reminds us that winter's on the way…
And it's time to get ready to drive on slick roads.
If you have studded snow tires, now's the time to put them on.
Studded tires are legal on Idaho highways from the beginning of October through the end of April.
“The studded tires help drivers with traction on the snowy and icy roads. They also help you stop faster, sooner than you'd be able to if you had regular tires,” explains Trooper Amanda Hansen, Idaho State Police.
Hansen reminds us to keep winter emergency supplies like blankets, food, water, and flares in our cars.
She also suggests adding one second to your following distance…
For each of the following conditions: Snow, ice, darkness, and fog.