Spring is here and RCMP are reminding motorists that beginning May 1, studded tires on vehicles are prohibited.

For drivers that fail to remove their metal-studded tires before the May 1 deadline, they could face a fine of $141.16.

In Nova Scotia, it's illegal to operate a vehicle with studded tires between May 1 and Oct. 14.

RCMP are also warning drivers that as the weather warms, it’s important to keep a sharp eye on their surroundings.

"It's important for drivers to remember that the warmer weather will bring children to the roadways with their bicycles and skateboards," said RCMP Sgt. Alain LeBlanc.