In the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas, New Jersey police officers were tasked with enforcing a little-known law that requires drivers on NJ roadways to remove ice and snow from their vehicles.
If the police in New Jersey see you driving with snow or ice on your vehicle, they have just cause to stop you, ticket you and impose a heavy fine. A traffic ticket for failure to remove snow or ice from your car can range from $25 to $75, so long as the snow or ice does not actually fly off your vehicle and cause property damage or injure another person. However, if the snow or ice leaves your car and results in damage to property or injuries to someone else, the ticket fine can run anywhere from $200 to $1,000.
The best way to ensure that you do not get ticketed for violating the NJ snow and ice removal law is to take the time, even if you are in a rush, to remove snow and ice from your vehicle before setting out on the road.
Moreover, removing snow and ice from your car will make it less likely that you will be involved in an auto accident that injures you, your passengers and other motorists. You do not want to put yourself, or anyone else, at risk of a serious car accident, so do your part to eliminate the risk of snow or ice flying off your vehicle.
For more information on New Jersey’s ice and snow removal law, go to the New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety website.
If you been ticketed for a moving violation, or any other traffic offense, in New Jersey, you should speak to an experienced and aggressive traffic lawyer about contesting your ticket. Contact the Law Firm of Stephen R. Piper today for a free consultation.