Many people are not aware that police have the right to pull drivers over and ticket them for not cleaning all of the snow off your vehicle. When those big winter storms hit, make sure you take the time to clean all of the snow off of your car. You are creating a risk for both you and drivers behind you if you have snow or ice falling off of your vehicle while you are driving. All law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin have the right to ticket you for not clearing snow off your car.
The best thing to do in order to protect yourself from getting ticketed is to give yourself some extra time before driving and scrape all of the snow and ice off of your vehicle. It can be a tedious and time-consuming task, but it’s better then getting fined and having points taken off of your license. You may be in a hurry and only scrape the essential snow/ice off of your car, but doing this is only creating a risk for yourself and others. The snow flying off of you car can very likely turn into ice, this creates rather treacherous driving conditions. Remember this next time you are in too big of a hurry to scrape the snow off of your car. Officers have the right to pull you over and ticket you for creating hazardous driving conditions.
Put an extra snow scraper and some mittens in your car, because nobody wants a $175 fine for not cleaning all the snow off of your vehicle. Let’s keep our roads safe and avoid any unwanted tickets. An early spring would be nice too.