Driving around with snow still on your vehicle’s roof could get expensive.
It’s been a regulation in Pennsylvania for years, and in New Jersey became one in October of last year. You can get ticketed for failing to clear snow from the roof of your car.
Marna Sterback of Philadelphia was surprised when she was pulled over. “I was driving down Broad Street for work and the lights of the police car go on and I thought it wasn’t for me and then I realize he’s pulling me over, then we stopped and he said you have snow on top of your car and that’s a $119 fine in Pennsylvania, I said I had no idea and he said I’ll give you a warning if you get out and clear it off right now,” she said.
The fines in New Jersey start at $25 and get as high as $1,500 for commercial drivers who don’t clear off big trucks. Police say pieces of snow and ice can fly off and damage other cars or temporarily blind nearby drivers, causing accidents.