Clear Off Your Vehicles of Snow and Ice

MONROE COUNTY, Pa. -- It's that time of year again when people are dodging snow and ice coming off vehicles that have not been cleared.

State law says no person should drive a vehicle with ice or snow blocking windshields or windows, and if caught, drivers could face heavy fines.

The law applies to both regular vehicles and tractor-trailers.

"It's very frustrating when you're driving behind someone, a car or truck, and large pieces of snow or ice start flying, and you have to worry about yourself. We make sure our cars are clean when we are out on the roads," said John Souren of Boalsburg.

Souren was on his way back to Centre County and saw for himself just how dangerous snow-covered vehicles can be.

"We did see it. Sometimes it was pretty large pieces. Sheets of ice and snow coming off of cars and trucks. You have to almost swerve to avoid it, so you don't get it. It can not only be dangerous, but it can also damage your car."

If you get caught driving with snow or ice flying off your vehicle, the fine is no joke. That goes for regular drivers and truck drivers. The fine goes up to $1,000.

According to state law, no person should drive a vehicle with ice or snow blocking windshields or windows.

If snow or ice is thrown from a moving vehicle and hits another driver or pedestrian, causing serious injury or death, the driver could face fines.

Marcel Harnandez is a truck driver. He always makes sure to clear his truck.

"It's a lot of money to be paying for something so small. Just get up there and clean it off and avoid a big fine," Harnandez advised.

A state lawmaker from the Lehigh Valley is still working to get an even tougher bill signed into law. Christine's Law gives drivers 24 hours to clear their vehicles of snow and ice. It also gives police the option to pull over vehicles if the officer feels accumulated snow and ice pose a hazard.

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  • peatermoss

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    Pertains to ALL vehicles,
    But yet there are some who feel that it’s only the BIG RIGS that have snow on the roofs.
    We have all seen cars & SUV’s with only a port hole cleared from the windshield.
    Yet we never see that on a BIG RIG.
    But let’s have the
    Bash A Trucker attitude anyway.

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 12:38 AM REPLY REPORT COMMENT

    JIMBRONY

    Thanks Captain Obvious, the article didn’t mention that or show any cars in the video with snow on them… 🙄

    When was the last time that snow or ice coming from a car or SUV has killed someone or caused an accident or property damage?

    Asking for a friend…

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 7:34 AM REPLY REPORT COMMENT

    PEATERMOSS

    Shake a bush
    Out comes the McLoser

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 9:33 AM

    JIMBRONY

    Yeah, I did shake you out, didn’t I?

    Thanks for responding Bubbles. Good 🐒, have a 🍌.

    Figured I would give you something to do today. You know, a distraction from all the furry porn you usually watch.

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 9:46 AM

    PEATERMOSS

    Kiss Kiss

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 9:52 AM

    PEATERMOSS

    Far more people killed by Drunk & Wrong way drivers than snow & Ice.
    How about more DUI checkpoints and roving patrols.

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 9:55 AM REPLY REPORT COMMENT

    JIMBRONY

    Once again, no kidding Captain Obvious. What does a lazy, arrogant, entitled truck driver have to do with a drunken boob or daft speeder behind the wheel? Your lack for the grasp of the obvious never ceases to amaze me.
    I’m all for more DUI checkpoints and roving patrols. Penalties should be harsher if you ask me.

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 10:20 AM

    PEATERMOSS

    And idiots in Cars and SUV’s that can’t clean a surface that is chest high aren’t arrogant fat & lazy.
    Sheesh you really are Dense and blind.

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 11:58 AM

    JIMBRONY

    Who said they weren’t?

    You really don’t get it, do you?

    Seriously, if you’re going to debate something at least do something more than state the obvious and offer a counterpoint.

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 12:32 PM

    PEATERMOSS

    Like stating the obvious that you only bash truckers when a BIG RIG is in the news, and never chime in on a car or SUV story unless I do 1st.

    So Mr. Pedo State Grad of 1977, ( that wound up driving truck with that college degree).
    Tell us how you always cleaned and shoveled the snow from the roof or deck of a trailer before venturing out.

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 1:48 PM

    PEATERMOSS

    Since you mentioned the obvious.

    The car behind the trash hauler has NOT been cleaned off (obvious).
    Your only comments on here are bashing truckers (obvious).
    But I shouldn’t have to mention that because it’s OBVIOUS.

    Next

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 2:42 PM

    JIMBRONY

    ***yawn**** 🤡🤡🤡

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    DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 3:34 PM

    PEATERMOSS

    That took a lot of collegiate thinking

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  • John Smiths

    Let’s hope the police enforce this, lazy a holes are getting worse, I see more and more cars who did not brush snow off, they figure the more who don’t, the less chance they have of getting pulled over.

  • lamestream r

    Common sense is non-existent! Snowflakes around here need to be told what to do anymore, because they can’t rationalize anything anymore, without someone telling them what to do or another law being implemented!

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