Why studded snow tires drive me nuts

First, there’s the annoying clicking noise they make as they drive past you; like a dog running on tile that needs its nails clipped.  Second, they destroy the roads; meaning you and I have to pay more taxes to fix the torn up roads.  Third, they only improve traction for “glare ice” road conditions; that’s one, maybe two days a year where I live.  “Research on studded tires consistently shows that vehicles equipped with studded tires require a longer stopping distance on wet or dry pavement than do vehicles equipped with standard tires.”

One more time with lots of feeling: “Tire studs reduce the full contact between a tire’s rubber compound and the pavement.”

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