Car Cleared Off? If Its Not, You Could Face a Fine

Does your car look like this? You shouldn't be driving says a New Jersey law which requires removal of snow from vehicles prior to being driven.

Clean all the snow off your car after yesterday's storm? If you hit the road, New Jersey state law says your car must be clean of snow before driving. Failure to do so can result in a fine.

The law stems from Washington Township resident Cathy Eastman, who lost her husband 21 years ago. While he was driving on Rt. 17 in Paramus, a chunk of ice flew off of a truck, crashed through the windshield of Michael Eastman's car while he was driving home and killed him. He was 45.

Cathy worked with then State Assemblyman Bill Pascrell to get a law passed that imposes $500 to $1,500 fines against drivers whose rooftop snow and ice cause damage or injury.

Furthermore, she worked to get an additional measure passed in 2001 to require drivers to fully clear their cars within 24 hours of snowfall before driving or face fines of $25 to $75.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Passaic Valley

Officials Say Recently Passed County Budget Built on 'Fiscally Sound Policies'

March 19, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – Saying it reflects “fiscally sound policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, including significant reserves for workers’ compensation, health benefits, and liability insurance, and an overall net debt of 1% of market value,” the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders adopted the 2018 budget on ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 24, 10:15 AM

Totowa Public Library, Totowa

Mindful Saturdays

Health & Wellness

Sat, April 28, 8:00 AM

College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown

Conference and Resource Fair Promotes Advocacy ...

Education Giving Back

Sat, May 12, 3:00 PM

Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University, Montclair

Balli di Primavera

Arts & Entertainment Education

Tue, May 15, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

Passaic County To Host "Vets In Crisis” Veterans’ Prevention Initiative

March 23, 2018

"Vets In Crisis,” a Passaic County Veterans’ Prevention Initiative, will be hosted by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders & Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson on Wednesday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Rd., Wayne. Register online at: ...