Chain enforcement in effect today in Washington state

| Thursday, November 01, 2012

In Washington state, the chain law for trucks went into effect today, and the state patrol says it will strictly enforce the law.

For five-axle trucks that means not only chains for the drive-axle tires and one rear trailer tire but also at least two spare chains.

The state DOT says the fine for not having sufficient chains is $124, but that that goes up to $500 if a weather advisory is in effect.

For more information on chain laws in other states, see Page 76 in the October 2012 issue of Land Line Magazine or click here for the online version.

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