On Thursday morning, troopers with the New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) issued a warning to truckers to remove all ice and snow from their rigs — or face the possibility of a ticket.
On January 9, NHSP wrote a Facebook post aimed at truckers who don’t clear snow from their trucks:
This morning #NHSP #Troopers came across two separate incidents involving tractor trailers that did not clean the snow and ice off of their roofs. Some of these ice chunks are 3+ inches thick and could cause significant damage to other vehicles and their passengers.
We ask that all commercial motor vehicles take the extra time to clean off their trucks and trailers before entering the roadway to avoid a potentially dangerous and tragic situation. #JessicasLaw#ClearTheSnowBeforeYouGo #SafetyFirst
The NHSP cites “Jessica’s Law” which was passed in 2002 and requires drivers to clear all snow and ice from their vehicles. Fines for violating Jessica’s law range from $250 to $500 for the first offense and $500 to $1000 for each subsequent offense.
Several Facebook users pointed out to New Hampshire State Police that cleaning off ice and snow is easier said than done without access to the proper equipment.