New Bill Calls For Fines For Snow Covered Cars
It's been proposed twice before for New York State, and twice it hasn't passed in the Senate or Assembly. Now, a state senator has again introduced a bill aimed at cutting down on snow flying from moving vehicles.
This time the measure calls for a $75 fine for those who do not make a reasonable effort to clear snow from their windshield, hood or roof before hitting the road. If snow or ice does blow off you car and causes personal injury or property damage, you could be fined from $200 to $1,000. For commercial vehicles, the fine would range from $500 to $1,250.
The Times Union reports that emergency vehicles and parked cars would be exempt from the law. Connecticut and New Jersey have already passed laws making it illegal for vehicles to travel on roads while covered with snow or ice.