Drivers reminded to clear snow off cars before traveling

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