A New Reason for the Cops to Stop Your Car – SNOW! NJSA 39:4-77.1

[10/20/09 – 11:05 pm] This morning, the governor signed into law a series of amendments to the provisions of NJSA 39:4-77.1 which will now create a new motor vehicle offense of operating a motor vehicle with accumulated snow or ice on the vehicle. This includes all areas of the vehicle, such as hood, trunk, windows and windshield. New Jersey police are authorized under the new statute to stop motor vehicles with accumulated snow and ice that are being operated on a street or highway when the officer feels that the vehicle poses a danger to persons or property. This non-point violation carries a daily fine between $25 and $75.

Download a copy of NJSA 39:4-77.1.

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