What an Ice Hole: Truck Ticketed for Snow Covered Windshield
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!