Editor's Note: On February 6, we asked BlueOregon readers to suggest progressive ideas that the next Oregon Legislature should enact. Over the next several weeks, we'll post some of these ideas here - and ask you to discuss them. Good idea? Bad idea? Any suggestions?
While we're at it, can we add a surcharge to studded snow tires to help pay for roads? I've been driving in Oregon snow/slush since I was 16 and have done just fine without studded snow tires (I grew up in an area that regularly got snow & I'm a skiier). Half the people here get them for the 1 day we might get snow and then stay home that day to avoid driving in it. They should, at least, be responsible for some of the damage they cause to our roads.
[If you have your own original progressive idea to propose, do it here: "There oughta be a law."]