After a snowstorm, it sure is pretty in New Jersey, but there’s always work to do as a result. Shoveling the driveways and sidewalks isn’t the most fun, and then the chore of digging your car out. Let's all take a little extra time here to be responsible and respectful drivers. A few extra minutes spent clearing off your car can prevent accidents, protect property, and ensure a safer winter commute for everyone. So, before you hit the road, ensure your vehicle is not just winter-ready but also considerate to your fellow travelers. It's the law, and more importantly, the right thing to do.
In NJ, failing to remove snow and ice from your vehicle can result in fines ranging from $25 to $75 for each offense. What's more, these fines apply whether or not the dislodgedice and snow hit the road. It's a small price to pay for the safety of fellow drivers.
However, the consequences escalate if flying ice or snow causes damage or injury to others. Motorists can face fines ranging from $200 to $1,000 for each offense, highlighting the serious implications of neglecting this duty.
These laws are in place for good reason. Snow flying off a vehicle can become a hazard for other drivers on the road. Reduced visibility, potential damage to following vehicles, and even accidents are all risks associated with neglecting to clear snow and ice. It's not just about avoiding fines; it's about ensuring the safety of everyone sharing the road.
Take a minute to watch Justin give an example of a proper way to clean off your vehicle.
Stop in or give us a call we’d be happy to top off your fluids and do a winter safety inspection to give you peace of mind before the next storm is due.