Connecticut’s new ‘ice missile’ law ordering snow off cars a moneymaker

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A new Connecticut law requires drivers to remove snow and ice from their cars before driving (AFP/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new law requiring motorists to remove snow and ice from their vehicles has become a new source of revenue for Connecticut.

The Connecticut Post reports that state police are aggressively ticketing drivers who ignore the so-called “ice missile” law.

Since the law took effect Jan. 1, state police have issued at least 230 tickets to truckers and motorists who were driving snow-covered vehicles. At $120 per summons that amounts to $27,600 in tickets in a month and a half.

The fine is $75, plus $45 in various surcharges ,

With 12 significant snowstorms already this winter, motorists are getting plenty of practice removing snow. The job is often complicated by freezing rain and low temperatures.


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