On January 1, 2014, Connecticut’s ‘ice missile’ law took effect. The law requires all motorists to remove snow and ice from their vehicles before entering the roadway.
Since the law went into effect, Connecticut State Police have issued at least 230 citations to truck drivers and commuters. The tickets carry a $120 punch: $75 for the fine and $45 in other surcharges– that’s $27,600 in revenue for the state in six weeks.
The fine gets even higher if snow or ice falls from your vehicle and hits another vehicle– If ice and/or snow falls from a truck and damages another vehicle or property, the fine will range form $500-$1,250.
In addition, “the fines will carry penalty of a motor vehicle infraction,” FoxCT reported.
Mike Riley, Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, advises drivers to invest in a Rowe Roof Rake.
The roof rake is a collapsable aluminum rake and was developed by a Michigan truck driver. The rake sells for $144.