Out of curiosity and an assignment for my English course I looked into why tire studs are not allowed in the mighty mitten, and was surprised to find that technically they are 100% aye-okay with MDOT between November 15th and April 1st. What really grinds my gears is that, and I quote the Michigan State Police website here, "Note: to date no manufacturer of tire studs has supplied information to the Michigan Department of Transportation that their product meets or exceeds the required pavement wear specifications." So basically, the reason we can't have studs is because no manufacturer has given the time or though to submitting testing information. That's absurd. Even Georgia allows studs, and they're nearly tropical climate-wise. Any thoughts?

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