Transportation Weather

Make Sure You Clear Snow From The Top Of Your Vehicle

Snow covering the top of a vehicle at a red light on Maple Avenue in Middletown earlier this month.
Credit: Tom Sofield/

Snow has piled up everywhere – even on the top of vehicles.

Under Pennsylvania law, drivers are required to remove snow or ice that is obstructing their windshields, mirrors, lights, and windows of vehicles. They are also subject to a fine as high as $1,000 if snow or ice that breaks loose from a vehicle strikes another motorist or pedestrian, causing serious injury or death.

“Not only is it not worth risking injuring somebody, but nobody likes to be that driver following a vehicle where a big old pile of snow blows right into your windshield when you’re following that vehicle,” Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Adam Reed told WITF.

A little extra effort could help keep the roads safe and keep other drivers from hating you.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001