Officials to Drivers: Clear Snow From Cars

With winter weather in full force, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has a reminder for drivers: clean snow and ice off your vehicles.

It is a law in Pennsylvania to remove all snow and ice from your car before heading out on to the roads. Motorists who fail to do so could face fines if any snow or ice falls from their vehicle and causes injury or death to other drivers or pedestrians. Penalties range from $200 to $1,000 for each offense.

“We urge all motorists to clear the snow and ice from their vehicles, not only for their safety, but for the safety of everyone traveling Pennsylvania roadways,” says Craig Shuey, Chief Operating Officer of the PTC.