CONCORD (CBS) – Since 2002, New Hampshire drivers have been legally required to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before taking to the roads.

It’s called Jessica’s Law, named for Jessica Smith, who was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck, which then slammed into her car.

However, New Hampshire State Police say they’re still pulling over plenty of vehicles not cleared of ice and snow.

One state trooper, who cited 17 drivers last week, stopped 20 icy vehicles Thursday.

“Let this serve as a reminder to clean all the snow and ice off your vehicle before venturing out onto the roadways,” state police tweeted.

Manchester Police also reminded drivers to clean their cars or face the fines.

Violators of the law may receive a fine of $250-$500 for a first offense and $500-$1,000 for subsequent offenses.

READ MORE: ‘Ice Missile’ Cracks Windshield; Police Warn Drivers To Clear Snow Off Cars

Massachusetts State Police have also reported pulling over several icy and snow-covered vehicles.

  1. Bill Branch says:

    When are NH police going to start pulling over the mindless cretins using handheld devices while driving?

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