New law aims at safer road conditions in winter

A new bill released on Jan. 26 by the Assembly Transportation Committee in Trenton, will help to prevent that from happening in New Jersey.

The Asbury Park Press report states the unanimously released amended bill will require drivers, including truckers, to clean snow and ice from their vehicles before hitting the road.

While the trucking industry is upset, most in New Jersey, like Pam Fischer, the state Division of Traffic Highway Safety director, believe that ice and snow flying off the tops of tractor-trailers and other large trucks is a hazard.

The report in APP indicates seven of 10 motorists support such a law, according to a poll of 1,000 drivers taken by AAA clubs of New Jersey. If passed, the law will allow police to pull over vehicles being driven with ice and snow on them or flying off them, the report said.

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