What an Ice Hole: Truck Ticketed for Snow Covered Windshield

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Ford truck ice and snow removal

Pickup truck driver thought he could get away with driving his rig covered in snow, but for a 6-inch spot. 

Police in New Hampshire ticketed a truck owner who tried to get away driving with only a tiny peephole wiped from his snowy windshield. Really? And, to spread the message of driving safely, law enforcement decided to take to social media.

The New Hampshire State Police tweeted out a picture of the truck receiving a ticket. They posted that “During the commute this morning, a motorist was stopped on busy Route 16 in Ossipee with only a 6 inch hole cleared to view the roadway. Please clear all snow & ice! #TroopE #NHSP #SafetyFirst.”

New Hampshire drivers are required by law to clear snow and ice off vehicles before hitting the the road. It is required under “Jessica’s Law,” a measure that was passed in 2002 following an accident that claimed the life of Jessica Smith when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a truck causing an accident.

Drivers who get ticketed under the law face fines of $250 to $500 for a first offense, and $500 to $1,000 for subsequent offenses.

So keep those windshields clean and clear, and keep safe out there!

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

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