A gentle reminder from the Maine State Police on Instagram today. You need to have your studded snow tires taken off by May 1st. It's another sign that winter is REALLY over. We love their wording in the post; "your voluntary compliance is appreciated." I'm trying that phrase out on my kids this week!

Here's the law

Maine Revised Statutes §1919 PDF§1919 MS-WordStatute SearchCh. 17 ContentsTitle 29-A ContentsList of TitlesMaine Law & DisclaimerRevisor's OfficeMaine Legislature §1918

Title 29-A: MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

Chapter 17: EQUIPMENT

Subchapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS §1920 §1919. Studded tires

1. Prohibited May 1st to October 1st.  Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3, from the first day of May to the first day of October, a person may not operate a vehicle with tires having metal studs, wires, spikes or other metal protruding from the tire tread. Pneumatic tires that feature embedded blocks, studs, flanges, cleats, spikes or other protuberances that are retractable may be used any time of the year, except that the protuberances may not be engaged or extended from the first day of May to the first day of October.