The fine for driving with an obstructed view is $25 but with administrative and other fees added on, violators can expect to pay more than $100.
Additional penalties exist if falling snow or ice causes seriously injures or kills another party, as described in Title 75 § 3720. If snow or ice comes loose from your vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing serious bodily injury or death, you are subject to a fine of up to $1,000 for each offense.
Remember to plan ahead for winter weather conditions and make sure you have an ice scraper and snow brush in your car. Troopers remind drivers not to "warm up" a vehicle by leaving it unattended with the engine running. Not only is doing so a violation of the vehicle code, it is also an invitation to car thieves. Auto theft is often a crime of opportunity, and an idling engine with no owner in sight creates an attractive target.
For updated travel information including traffic incidents, weather alerts, and winter road conditions, visit www.511pa.com or download the free 511PA smartphone app.
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556
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SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police