• October 26, 2021

    Tire chain laws by state 2021

    Why is it good to be prepared for bad weather? Because without good preparation, there can be traffic accidents, flat tires, slipping and that would reduce income.
    Most accidents are preventable with good and quality equipment, and one of them is tire chains.
    Below, we will mention the states that have prescribed laws on tire chains for commercial and passenger vehicles that require a tire chain when they publish them.

    States with permanent mandatory tire chain laws:

    Wyoming: For this country, you need to use appropriate snow tires or chains. Signs will be placed indicating whether the chain laws are in force.

    Washington: On some routes, you will have to carry chains from November 1st to March 31st, and signs marked "chains required" will be placed.

    Utah: Vehicles must have chains or snow tires if the signs are placed from November 1st to March 31st.

    Oregon: Chains are required for vehicles over 10,000 pounds (4,535 kilograms) when "SNOW ZONE" signs are posted.

    Nevada: It is mandatory for all vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds (4,535 kilograms) when the requirements are in force.

    New York: It is obligatory if a state of emergency has been declared due to snow.

    New Mexico: They may introduce mandatory chains during poor weather.

    Montana: From 1st October-1st May, it is not obligatory unless otherwise published.

    Idaho: Adverse to popular belief, there is no mandatory state law in Idaho that requires chains.

    Colorado: You must use chains on commercial vehicles on certain roads, from September 1st to May 31st.

    California: There are no specific chain dates for this country. Signs will be posted if chains are needed.

    Arizona: There is a chance that you will be legally obliged to carry chains temporarily between October 1st - May 1st.

    Our suggestion is to carry chains with you during the winter months as you are better safe than sorry.
    Most poor weather regulations are usually published online. However, many mountain passes have advisory signs informing them that chain laws are in effect.
    If you find yourself in a situation of concern or have any questions about the law, the best option is to pull off safely and contact the appropriate authority.
    You can call 511 from your mobile phone and get the necessary information about the current conditions on the road (US). This process improves your safety as well as the safety of other drivers.

    Prices for good chain sets range from $ 250 to $ 1,200.
    Good chains will ensure your safety and the safety of the average driver on the road.
    Carefully choose tire chains that have high-quality locks. In many cases, commercial vehicles must pull over due to poor quality chains that either do not provide traction or have fallen off.

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