Drivers reminded to clear snow off cars before traveling

Clearing snow off cars before traveling is a law in New Jersey.

Clearing snow off cars before traveling is a law in New Jersey. (3/2/15)

EDISON - As more snow and ice is expected in New Jersey later this week, drivers are being reminded to clear off their vehicles before traveling.

Not only is it a safety issue, it is actually a New Jersey law. The law went into effect in 2010 and was the result of a fatal accident that happened in Bergen County in the late 1990s.  A chunk of ice flew off one car and into another driver’s windshield, killing a person inside.

Snow and ice should be cleared from windows, hoods, trunks and roofs. The law applies to all vehicles, including commercial tractor-trailers.

Drivers caught violating the law could face up to a $75 fine. A $1,000 fine could be issued if the violation results in damages.

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