Reminder: Don’t leave snow on your car! It could cost you big bucks in NJ
New Jersey's getting its second significant snow of the season Friday. The roads are dangerous enough — and police are hoping you don't make them worse than they have to be.
According to Sgt. Jeff Flynn of the New Jersey State Police, troopers issued 275 summonses to drivers in 2015 for failure to remove ice and snow from their vehicles' hoods, windows and roofs. In addition, they issued 176 warnings.
"I think any New Jersey driver can attest to driving behind someone with all that snow blowing off their rooftops," Flynn told New Jersey 101.5. "You have chunks of ice that can fly off these vehicles as well."
In a Facebook post during last months' snowstorm, State Police asked drivers not to make "a Monday any worse than it already is."
"Let's not leave snow on the roof for the wind to take care of. Please make sure you remove the snow from your vehicle. Snow and ice blowing off of roofs cause dangerous driving conditions.
They had a little fun with the same idea Friday:
Fines range from $25 to $75 for each offense. The fine can jump up to $1,000 if flying ice or snow causes injury to others or property damage.
— With reporting by Dino Flammia