Lakewood police stopping motorists with snow-covered vehicles

snow-covered-vehicleMotorists 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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. @ 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

  4. @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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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

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