A New Maine Bill Would Fine Drivers Who Leave Snow On Their Cars
It seems out of place to talk about snow left on cars after a storm now, but that's exactly what Maine lawmakers did Tuesday according to an article on SunJournal.com. It's happened to me more than once, and one time cracked my windshield. I was lucky it wasn't worse. No doubt it's happened to you or someone you know.
The bill, if passed, will prohibit people from driving 40mph or more on a public road with solid precipitation on their vehicle. Those who support the bill (which should be everybody, really) say it's a public safety matter and if you've ever been on the Turnpike or Highway and had a giant chunk of snow and ice from the car in front of you suddenly fly up in the air while spinning and then come crashing down either on your car or close enough where you have to slam on your brakes to avoid a wreck, you should agree. Even worse the driver of the snow covered car would probably have no idea that it happened and just keep on driving.
The fine would be $250 for the first offense. But it's May and we wont have to worry about that for a while so let's enjoy the warm months!