Massachusetts Police Pull Over Driver With About a Foot of Snow on Top of Car
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I get it, we are all in a hurry, but this is still just plain stupid.
You can get pulled over in Massachusetts even though there is no specific snow cleaning law on the books like in other states. But it's a menace and dangerous, and for that, you can get pulled over.
One of those states that do have a law on the books about clearing snow from the top of your car in New Hampshire. It's called Jessica's Law. The law is named after a woman killed when a nine-foot piece of ice fell off a truck and caused a fatal accident. That is ridiculous that it took the death of a woman to get a law to tell people to clear off their vehicle. Despite an actual law on the books and a minimum $250 dollar fine for your first offense, cops in New Hampshire are also busy.
Maine has had a couple of opportunities to pass a law, and yet there is nothing on the books. There are incidents every season of a car getting its windshield smashed by snow and ice flying off a car in front of them. This winter a chunk of ice smashed a car’s windshield in Brewer, Maine. The good news is that the driver wasn't hurt. There was no one else in the car but had there been, that passenger wouldn't have been as lucky. Right now the law in Maine only says that you have to have your windshield and side windows clear, but the top of your car can be loaded. I guess the Maine legislature is waiting for a tragedy so that the bill can have the name of a person killed.