AAA Urges Motorists to Clean Their Vehicles Before Hitting the Road

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FLORHAM PARK — With winter weather approaching, the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club reminds all motorists to completely clean ice and snow from their vehicles before driving. When ice and snow accumulate on a vehicle, pieces can become dislodged, endangering other motorists on the road.

Earlier this year, legislation went into effect that recognizes the potential danger to motorists of ice and snow dislodged from a moving vehicle. The law imposes a fine of up to $75 for drivers who fail to make a reasonable effort to remove snow or ice from their vehicles. If someone is injured or property is damaged, the fine is up to $1,000.


“We remind all drivers that it’s important to take the extra time to completely clear their vehicle of any snow and ice before driving,” said Cathleen Lewis, director of public affairs for the Florham Park-based Club. “When ice and snow fly from moving vehicles, it creates a dangerous situation.”

The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club, headquartered in Florham Park, provides automotive, travel, insurance, financial and educational services to residents of Essex, Morris and Union Counties. Visit AAA online at

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