Studded tires are legal in Oregon on Friday

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Studded tire season kicks off this week, and ODOT would like you to consider alternatives.

Studded tires are legal starting this Friday through March 31st, but because studded tires damage Oregon highways, so ODOT wants drivers to consider other options like chains or non-studded traction tires.

Studded tires cause over $40 million damage every year on streets, county roads and state highways.