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Use that Ice Scraper Or Face Fines

This kind of thing could get you a fine of up to $1,000 in New Jersey.
This kind of thing could get you a fine of up to $1,000 in New Jersey.
With a winter storm approaching Tuesday, police departments across New Jersey are reminding drivers to remove any snow or ice that may have accumulated atop their cars or face fines up to $75.

It is illegal in the Garden State to leave snow and ice on your car while driving, whether that snow falls off the car or not. Drivers who fail to comply face fines of $25 to $75 for each offense. 

If the ice and snow dislodges from your car while you're driving and causes property damage or injury to others, you could face fines ranging from $200 to $1,000.

For more information on the ice and snow law, see the Department of Traffic Safety's website at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/ice-and-snow.html

suz December 10, 2013 at 09:45 AM
I think this is an excellent law that should be enforced.
JFTR December 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM
I'm sure there are some tea party-types who think this is government intrusion on our rights. "This is MY vehicle, and if I don't want to scrape ice off my windshield, it's not the government's job to tell me what to do!"
jerseyswamps December 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM
I'm sure some liberal geeks will think we shouldn't try to fight nature. Let it snow and accumulate and melt naturally as nature intended. Cleaning cars may contribute to global warming.

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