Is your vehicle clear of snow?

Date: February 19, 2019

 

During every snow storm, residents are reminded to clear your sidewalks of snow within 24 hours after the snowfall has ended. You’re also reminded not to shovel, plow or blow snow from your driveway or sidewalk onto the street.

Snow or ice from your driveway or your vehicle should never create a road hazard for other drivers.

Pennsylvania law states that if snow or ice dislodges or falls from a moving vehicle and hits another vehicle or pedestrian—causing bodily injury or death—the driver of the offending vehicle will face severe fines. 

In addition to creating hazards for other drivers, failing to remove snow or ice from your vehicle reduces your visibility, putting you at risk. 

Ferguson Township Police officers have stopped drivers who have cleared no more than a 12-inch area in the middle of their windshields. Others have cleared their windows but left snow on their rooftops, creating a hazard when the snow slides down and obscures their view.

Drivers are reminded that you are required to maintain front, rear and side views from your vehicle, your windshield wipers must be operable, and all lights (headlights, tail lights, turn signals and four-way lights) must be visible in addition to your license plate, inspection and emissions stickers.

Ferguson Township Police appreciate your cooperation.