Clean Snow Off Your Car, Or Face Fines

Dec 12, 2013

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Motorists who fail to remove ice or snow from their vehicles will face possible fines beginning Dec. 31.

The so-called "ice-missile" legislation requires drivers to remove any "threatening" ice or snow from the hood, trunk, and roof of their car or face a $75 fine. Fines will be even higher if the ice or snow causes property damage. Non-commercial motorists could face a $200 to $1000 penalty for each offense. Commercial violators could be fined between $500 and $1200.

The law was originally slated to go into effect in October of 2010, but a last-minute amendment pushed the start date back to Dec. 31 of this year. The bill was cosponsored by 21 members of the Connecticut General Assembly.