Driver Ticketed For Snow On Vehicle, Amount To Pay? $0

PD enforcing on riverA resident driving with excess snow on his vehicle yesterday, was pulled over by an Officer. When the Officer asked him if he knew why he was stopped, the driver answered in the negative. He was issued a summons for driving with a large amount of snow on his vehicle. When the driver went online today to pay his fine, he realized that the amount for him to pay was $0.00. When he called the clerk to find out why there was no fine, she told him that the law will only be going in to effect in several months. However, for the safety of yourself and your fellow drivers, we encourage you to clear your vehicle prior to driving and not expect the wind to do it for you.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Please note however that if you don’t process the “nonpayment” you could be charged with non-payment. It’s worthwhile to call the Clerk of Court to inquire about how to proceed if you receive such a ticket. “An ounce of prevention” and all that…

  2. i got pulled over last snow storm i had to go to court and waited 4 hours for the prosecutor to tell me it is dismissed cause the police dep. made a mistake by giving out the summons . it does not go into effect till next october . i asked him if there is another storm b4 october can i leave the snow on top of the car . he laughed and said yes …
    but seriously why couldnt they send me something in the mail dismissing it instead of wasting 4 hours of my time

  3. I agree that the snow should be removed for the safety of others, whether or not the law is in effect yet. Speaking of that, yesterday I was in the parking lot of the Library and I took video with my phone of a Mail truck that pulled up behind a LP car at a stop sign that had a about 8inches of snow on it, the mail carrier should have known better to have cleaned his truck off. The police officer also should have stopped him and said something. If that would have fallen it could have caused an accident.

  4. When so many can’t see past the tips of their noses how can and anyone expect them to see the danger they pose to others by not cleaning the snow (which by the way turns to ice after dark and can cause real serious injuries). People need to stop kvetching and start to do whats right. Laws are made not to impose an inconvience on you but also to protect you. Maybe if people obeyed the laws and ordinances of the land the world (lakewood) might be a better place to live. Sad is it when common courtesy is gone the by-way.

  5. When when so many cant see past the tips of their nose how can anyone expect them to see the danger they pose others by not cleaning the snow (which by the way turns to ice after dark and can seriously hurt and or mame another) from their cars. Laws and ordinances are created to not to inconvience you but to protect you too. Maybe if people stopped complaining and started to obey the laws and not tried to get around them the world and Lakewood might be a better place to live.

  6. Stop complaining and just obey the law. Why would you want to endanger someone’s life because you are too lazy to clean the snow off your car? I have more consideration for humanity and I do clean my car. There is no excuse for you not to except pure indifference or laziness. I can’t believe that anyone would just keep complaining because the police want to ensure everyone’s safety. Do you think it’s just a game to them?

  7. The is much incorrect information in this post. The law is in effect its just that them penalty portion isn’t. This summons will go on your driving record and your auto insurance company will see it.

  8. Just this morning I didn’t completely clean off the snow on my roof. When I slowed down, for a changing light, the snow on the roof kept going and completely blocked my windshield and my vision. It can be quite dangerous for yourself besides creating a danger for others. Please be forewarned and we all should clean all the snow off our cars.

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