Motorists in Lakewood today are being pulled over for failing to brush off snow from their vehicles, motorists are reporting.
The law – which went into effect in 2010 – requires motorists to remove all ice and snow from their vehicles before traveling on the roads. The requirements include removng snow and ice from the hood, trunk, windshield, windows and roof of the vehicle.
Fines can be up to $75 for each offense regardless of whether any snow or ice is dislodged from the vehicle.
Fines increase to $200 to $1,000 when injuries or property damage occur. Commercial motor vehicle drivers face fines ranging from $500 to $1,500 for each offense.
thank you there is no reason that I have to get bambarded with snow this morning from a truck blocking my visibility… baruch hashem a chunk if ice didn’t hit my car
p.s. I saw ice and snow flying off school buses
What’s the big deal to clean off a car anyway? Why are people so lazy?
Of course it’s a good law but I do understand that it is not so easy for everyone to climb on top of an SUV and get rid of 7 inches of snow…
Please focus on stopping crime.
@ inch . If snow from another car hits your car while it’s going 35mph you cna get into a serious accident.The los is actually trying to prevent accidents from happening so instead of complaining take 3 minutes to clean off your car
@yaakov I am not trying to say people shouldn’t clean off their cars. All I was saying is,that the cops in this city should stick to the bigger problems, and stop trying to nab everyone for stupid things.
#2 My take,
Try cleaning the top of mini van. Its hard to reach.
If you can’t remove all snow from your size vehicle, DON’T BUY IT!
It’s part of your responsibility of owning a vehicle, that it should not cause any damage or harm to others.
Wow! People would rather kill themselves then take the 3 minutes to clean their car.
They make SUV snow brushes with long handles or use a broom
what about the elderly, handicapped, pregnant etc. For some reason most other states do fine without it. Just looking for more ways to get money. (& its also easier to pull over an innocent frum lady than a drunkard)
I’ve seen lkwd pd with snow covered veh.
I brought my car because I needed to but all my children in at the same time. I use a broom to clean of snow.
I saw a cop pull a lady over and the vehicle was covered in snow it was a sedan and the only thing without snow was a small hole on windshield unreal
The law was made by the Democrats as a money maker that just happen to have a useful side effect.
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