Motorists Being Ticketed For Driving With Snow-Covered Vehicles

Motorists in Lakewood today are being pulled over and ticketed today for failing to brush off snow from their vehicles. 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.

Violators will get pulled over if the officer believes the accumulated ice or snow may pose a threat to other drivers or to pedestrians. Fines are 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. TLS (File Photo).

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  1. I agree the police cannt have double standards. But that does not make it legal either.

    If you want write a ticket against a police officer for talking on the phone or driving with snow.

    On the other hand they are here to uphold the law and they can 100% ticket for registration, not stopping at the STOP sign, not signaling, use of cell phones, illegally parking in handicapped spots and the list goes on.

    Just because you finally got pulled over does not mean they are wrong. YOU ARE. These laws are for the public safety and keeping morals in place. No other town gets away with what is going on here.
    Do you want the state police to come in, take over LPD and they will be a million times stricter on enforcement of these common sense laws.

    The same can be said about the local twp inspection department in which the township commitee need to let them do their job and maybe even have the state come in and clean up the mess.

  2. I got pulled over once for some snow on top of may car. Cop told me to clean it off, waited till I did, and sent me on. Guess what? it wasn’t in Lakewood.

  3. To those with the great comments. the last words of the article state “TLS file photo”. its an old picture. it also did not snow this morning.

    yes it is funny.

  4. It actually looks like a fairly light coat of snow on the officer’s car. It also looks like a heavy snowfall is in progress. I would venture to guess that it has accumulated over the course of a traffic stop, perhaps at an accident scene.

    Please let us stop bashing the very dedicated LPD. Judging everyone favorably also includes cops.

    Even if the officer did not clean off his car, just because someone else is doing something wrong doesnt allow you to do something wrong. You wouldnt allow your kids to get away with such an excuse, how do you expect them to learn the right way to do things if you model bad behavior.

    Safe winter driving everyone!

  5. The snows melted off my car, so now I’ll go out. Oh wait a minute , its Sunday traffic in Lakewood, never mind, I think I’ll stay home. :o)

    Have a great day everyone.

  6. last night i was on county line rd and a guy turned on from a side road right in front of me. he also had his back window covered in snow and then proceeded to move over in to the right lane with no blinker.
    with snow on his window there is no way for him to have seen if there was a car or not .
    I was hoping he would get pulled over!!! and a fine of 25 bucks isnt enough for a guy like that.!!

  7. This is no joke at all. People must clean all ice or snow off their cars
    before getting in and prepare to drive. If a piece of ice or snow falls
    and causes property damage, injury, or death, there will be civil

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