Drivers now face snow job in New Jersey

    New law requires motorists to clear their vehicles of snow and ice before taking to the road.

    While wintry weather is still a way off, a new law went into effect Wednesday in New Jersey that requires motorists to remove all snow and ice from their vehicles before going out on the roads.

    The law is intended to prevent accidents from ice and snow that fly off vehicles.

    Gail Toth, executive director of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association, said interstate truckers are concerned about how they’ll comply with the law.

    “We know of no public snow removal facilities for commercial trucks,” said Toth. They’re 13 and a half feet high. It’s nearly impossible. It’s a very difficult situation.”

    State Police say most of the big trucking companies have installed ice-cleaning equipment at their depots, and truckers on their way to them will not be ticketed.

    After allowing time for motorists to become aware of the new law, police say they will aggressively enforce it.

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