Law Requiring Motorists To Remove Ice And Snow From Vehicles, Goes Into Effect Tomorrow; Violators Face Fines From $25 – $1,500

snow carThe amended law that requires motorists to remove all ice and snow from their vehicles before traveling on the roads, goes into effect tomorrow. Violators face tickets and fines. The law dictates that drivers shall make all reasonable efforts to remove accumulated ice or snow from exposed surfaces of the motor vehicle prior to operation, which includes the hood, trunk, windshield, windows and roof of the vehicle, cab, truck, the top of a trailer or semitrailer being drawn by a motor vehicle, and the top of an intermodal freight container being carried by an intermodal chassis.

Violators may be stopped on a street or highway by a law enforcement officer who believes the accumulated ice or snow may pose a threat to persons or property and shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25 or more than $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.There are no points involved.

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  1. #2
    Do you Klap twice at “Debarnu Dofi”? And by the same logic do you pour out wine twice one for “Makas” and one for “Bichoros”?

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