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Alaska tire chain laws

Alaska tire chain laws.

Below is the actual law affecting truck drivers in the state of Alaska detailing tire chain law, restrictions and regulations.

Alaska Statutes.

Alaska tire chain laws.

Alaska state tire chain laws.

Title 28. Motor Vehicles

Chapter 35. Offenses and Accidents

Section 155. Operation of Vehicle With Certain Tires Prohibited.

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AS 28.35.155. Operation of Vehicle With Certain Tires Prohibited.

(a) It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with studded tires or tires with chains attached on a paved highway or road from May 1 through September 15, inclusive, north of 60 North Latitude and from April 15 through September 30, inclusive, south of 60 North Latitude, except that at any latitude on a paved portion of the Sterling Highway a person may not operate a motor vehicle with studded tires or tires with chains attached from May 1 through September 15, inclusive. The commissioner of public safety shall by emergency order provide for additional lawful operating periods based on unusual seasonal or weather conditions. An emergency order adopted under this section is not subject to AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act). Upon application, a special individual traction permit may be issued by the Department of Administration allowing the operation of a motor vehicle with studded tires or chains at any time at the discretion of the vehicle owner. The fee for the special individual permit is one-third of the biennial registration fee applicable to that class of vehicle under AS 28.10.421 . The department may provide an appropriate sticker or other device identifying the vehicle to which the permit applies.

(b) In this section “studded tire” means a tire with metal studs or spikes imbedded in the periphery of the tire surface, and protruding not more than one-fourth inch from the tire surface.

Reference: http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/statutes/Title28/Chapter35/Section155.htm

Also see: tire chain laws, road closures, Alabama state regulations.

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