(Photo: NH State Police/Twitter)
BEDFORD, N.H (WBZ NewsRadio) — A New Hampshire State Police Trooper issued 17 citations to drivers for not clearing snow from their cars on Wednesday.
In a tweet, State Police say the trooper, who is based with Troop B in Bedford, issued these tickets during a span of four hours. Two more were arrested for unrelated violations according to State Police.
In New Hampshire if snow or ice flies off your car and injures someone in another car — there could be serious consequences.
It is the law which has been on the books for nearly 18-years.
In 2001, state legislators there passed “Jessica’s Law,” named after Jessica Smith, 20, of Nashua who was killed in 1999, after a chunk of ice flew off a truck and causing the fatal crash.
The penalty for not clearing your car from snow and ice before putting your car on the road can range from $250 to $500 for a first offense, harsher penalties for additional offences upwards to $1,000 including a suspension of your license.
Massachusetts shares a similar law.