Oregon lawmakers propose studded tire tax

Oregon lawmakers propose studded tire tax

Credit: KGW TV

Oregon lawmakers propose studded tire tax

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 4:11 PM

PORTLAND -- Some Oregon lawmakers want drivers to pay extra for using studded tires.

Permits for the tires and a $10-per-tire charge are among the proposed fees. Studded tires cause almost $40 million in damages to Oregon roads every year.

Supporters said the money would help pay for those repairs. Opponents said studded tires increase safety and the higher fees would make them harder to afford.

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