More time to remove studded tires from Nova Scotia vehicles

May 31 new deadline

Published on May 7, 2014
Nova Scotians have more time to remove studded tires from their vehicles. Due to a severe winter, the province has extended the deadline from May 1 to May 31.
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Nova Scotians have more time to remove studded tires from their vehicles.

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia drivers have until May 31 this year to remove studded tires from vehicles.

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey announced Wednesday that government will extend the deadline after severe and extended weather conditions in Nova Scotia this winter.

"Government recognizes that this year's winter weather lasted longer, resulting in drivers leaving studded tires on their vehicles," said Furey. "We are responding to the needs of Nova Scotia drivers. It also gives service centres sufficient time to complete tire removals, which are backlogged."

The prohibited period, during which studded tires are not permitted on vehicles, will be changed to begin June 1 this year.

Law enforcement agencies have been advised of the change.