NY Lawmaker: Drivers With Snow On Their Cars Should Be Ticketed


A New York lawmaker is pushing for legislation to give law enforcement the power to ticket drivers who don’t clean snow and ice off their vehicles, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reports.

In the wake of this past weekend’s powerful winter storm, State Senator Tony Avella (D), of Queens, is pushing a bill that would require drivers to clear their cars and trucks off before hitting the road.

“It could cause a fatality, damage to a car, someone can swerve out of the way — even if they’re not hit,” Avella said.

New Jersey and Connecticut already have similar laws in place.

“If New Jersey passed it, and they have it, why can’t we?” Avella said.