Police Send Clear Message: Clean Snow Off Your Vehicle or Face Big Fines
HOOKSETT — Police are reminding drivers that New Hampshire law requires vehicles to be free of snow.
Hooksett police said they have issued tickets to six different drivers for negligent driving so far this winter.
"We understand you may have somewhere to be but not cleaning your vehicle properly could lead to a ticket," police said in a press release.
If a vehicle is not cleaned of snow and ice after a storm, drivers could be ticketed for negligent driving. The charge carries a fine of $250 to $500 for a first offense and $500 to $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
The law, commonly referred to as Jessica's Law, was named for 20-year-old Jessica Smith, of Peterborough, who was killed when a piece of ice flew off one truck and slammed into another truck causing a head-on collision with Smith's car.
Police also sent along the following photos of drivers who ignored the law.