Legislature approves tire socks as new traction device

The Legislature on Thursday passed and sent the governor a bill that will give Washingtonians an alternative to traditional tire chains when it comes to improving traction in winter snow. The alternative is called tire socks, a tire traction device that originated in Scandinavia and is now used in 35 countries. The socks slide over the surface of the tires and grip the roadway, allowing a safer drive on slippery roads.

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