Connecticut Auto Accidents: Keep Ice & Snow Off Your Car – It’s the Law
The last thing you may want to do when you wake up on a wintry morning is fully clear the ice and snow from your vehicle, but it can have disastrous effects if you don’t. In a new study released, over 500 auto accidents nationally resulted in a fatality when debris flew off of a vehicle traveling down the road.
In Connecticut, this is all too real especially for a woman traveling on I-84 in Willington. A piece of ice flew off the car in front of her and shattered her passenger side windshield. Luckily, she did not have a passenger in the seat next to her nor was she injured herself. It is very easy for someone to see a large piece of ice coming at them through their windshield and swerve their vehicle.
Fortunately for anyone traveling along Connecticut roadways who is injured in an auto accident as a result of ice or snow flying off a vehicle, we are protected by a law. It’s unlawful in Connecticut to drive with your vehicle covered in snow and ice. Passenger cars could be fined up to $1,000 or $1,250 for commercial vehicles.
If you or your loved one was injured as the result of ice or snow flying off of another vehicle, call our office immediately. Our team of experienced attorneys will help you protect your interests and prepare your claim.