One Trooper Issues Over 17 Tickets In Just 4 Hours In New Hampshire
February 19th, 2019
This guy is getting work done. And keeping people safe one ticket at a time. One New Hampshire police officer went on a ticket-writing spree following a storm that dumped snow on the North East last week. According to local news station WMUR, the unidentified officer stopped 21 vehicles over a four hour period, issuing 19 tickets and taking two people into custody.
These weren't for speeding or tailgating but for another safety issue. Seventeen of the nineteen tickets were issued to drivers who failed to clear snow and ice from the top of their vehicles. In 2001, New Hampshire passed Jessica's Law, which required drivers to remove any snow and ice from their car before hitting the road. The law was named after Jessica Smith, who was killed when a chunk of ice fell off the top of a tractor-trailer and hit another truck, which collided with her car head-on.
Drivers who violate the law are issued a fine of $250 to $500 for their first offense. The fine jumps to between $500 and $1,000 for any subsequent offenses.