Question: I`m going to travel to Minnesota in a few weeks, can I use studded tires in your condition? • Metal bolts must not exceed a diameter of 5/16 inches, including the bolt housing with a medium protrusion on the tread not exceeding 7/64 inches. The number of tips in a tyre shall not exceed 2 % of the total net contact area. (b) No person may drive or move on a highway a motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer in which a metal tyre comes into contact with the road, except in an emergency; Many states that ban stud farms do not allow exceptions for non-residents who are in transit or visiting. If you are caught in a state that prohibits studded tires, you could be fined and fined. (c) Except as provided in this section, no tyre of a vehicle travelling on a highway shall have on board a block, bolt, flange, stud or tip or other protrusions of material other than rubber protruding from the tread of the tyre towing surface. Answer: According to Minnesota State Act 169.72, “Every solid rubber tire in a vehicle must have rubber over its entire driving surface that is at least one inch thick above the edge of the flange of the entire periphery. No person may drive or move a motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer on a motorway where a metal tyre comes into contact with the road, except in an emergency. The average studded tire is a winter tire in which 60 to 120 small metal bolts are inserted. These bolts are made of resistant metals such as tungsten. The tips are used in tires in such a way that the tips maintain a constant protrusion length even when the tire wears out. (2) tyre chains of appropriate proportions on a vehicle where necessary for safety reasons because of snow, ice or other conditions that make a vehicle turn; and (g) a licensee under this Subdivision must remove the tires with metal studs from the vehicle specified in the licence, (1) no later than April 16 of each year at 12:01 a.m., and (2) if the licensee transfers ownership of the vehicle or ceases to hold a U.S. factor position. (a) each solid rubber tyre of a vehicle shall have a rubber at least one inch thick on the edge of the flange of the entire periphery over its entire driving surface.
169.72 TYRE SURFACE; METAL BOLTS. Subdivision 1.Solid rubber, metal and studded tyres; exceptions; Allowed. (a) A rural postman in the United States Postal Service may apply to the Commissioner for a licence to drive a rural mail delivery vehicle with tires with metal studs. An applicant must use the application for authorization to (1) provide proof that they are employed as a postman in the United States, (2) a map showing the applicant`s postal delivery route, and (3) identification of the vehicle the applicant uses on that mail delivery route. If you have studded tires on the front axle of your car, you should also place them on the rear axle to ensure better handling and stability. Studded tire regulations are subject to change, so check regularly with agents in your area before using them. (3) Tyres on a bicycle in accordance with Article 169.222(6). • A person who drives a motor vehicle registered and registered in another state or province of a foreign country, who authorizes the use of metal bolts or wire-embedded tires on their highways, may use them on our domestic roads while occasionally being in the state. Use of a vehicle in Minnesota for less than 30 days in a consecutive six-month period would be considered occasional. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1, a person driving a motor vehicle duly registered and registered in another State or province of a foreign country that permits the use of tyres with metal studs or wire-embedded tyres on its motorways may drive the motor vehicle on the motorways of that State with tyres fitted with metal studs or tyres with wire embedded therein: while occasionally within the state. and such use, which occasionally occurs within the State, is not unlawful; provided that the metal bolts do not exceed a diameter of 5/16 inches, including the bolt housing, with an average protrusion on the tread not exceeding 7/64 inches and that the number of bolts in a tire does not exceed two percent of the total net contact area.