File under "Things That Confuse Californians."
Drivers in Connecticut are being fined by police for having too much snow piled atop their cars. The fear is that the snow may impact other drivers and lead to crashes. The police call such frozen dangers "ice missiles." Hartford, Connecticut's WFSB gives the deets:
Since Jan. 1, troopers handed out 230 tickets to truckers and other drivers, according to Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police. That's added up to a total of $27,600.
The fine for the infraction is $75. If snow damages a car or causes a crash, the driver could face a $200 fine. For commercial drivers, it's even higher at $500, Vance said.
"We are telling people to not only plan for extra time when driving in bad weather, but plan for extra time to clean off your car," said Vance. " If snow is on a vehicle and it comes off, you're responsible."Via WFSB and Darien News.