(a) No vehicle nor special mobile equipment shall be operated on the public highways of this State on metal or plastic track or on tires which are equipped with metal that comes in contact with the surface of the road or which have a partial contact with the metal or plastic with the surface of the road except as provided in subsections (c) and (d).
(b) No tire on a vehicle moved on a highway shall have on its periphery any block, stud, flange, cleat or spike or any other protuberances of any material other than rubber which projects beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire; except, that it shall be permissible to use farm machinery with tires having protuberances which will not injure the streets or highways; and except that it shall be permissible to use tire chains of reasonable proportions upon any vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid, and except also as provided in subsections (c) and (d).
(c) A pneumatic tire may have embedded in it wire not to exceed .075 inches in diameter if so constructed that under no conditions shall the percent of metal in contact with the highway exceed 5% of the total tire area in contact with the roadway; except, that during the first 1,000 miles of use or operation of any such tire the metal in contact with the highway shall not exceed 20% of such area.
(d) Pneumatic tires may have inserted ice grips or tire studs of wear-resisting plastic or metal material, installed in such manner as to provide resiliency upon contact with the road, with projections not to exceed 3/32 of an inch beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire, and constructed to prevent any appreciable damage to the road surface. Pneumatic tires so equipped may be used on motor vehicles between November 1 of each year and May 1 of the following year. Copies of this subsection shall be posted in all places at which tires are sold.
(e) A printed or written warning on the time limitation for the use of such studded tires shall be furnished each buyer, purchaser or user by the seller of such studded tires.
(Ord. 2237, passed 11-16-1970)
Similar State law, see MCLA 257.710