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Drivers Could Face Fine For Failing to Remove Snow From Vehicles

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Drivers of snow-covered cars in New York would be hit with a fine if a group of state lawmakers have their way.

At least four separate bills in the state legislature would hit motorists with a fine if they fail to clear snow and ice off their vehicles before hitting the road. This followsthe lead of New Jersey and Connecticut, which have implemented similar policies.

Supporters of a fine say it would deter motorists from driving their snow-covered cars, which pose a danger to other drivers who could find themselves in the line of flying ice or debris.

Similar bills have come up before but have not come to a vote.

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