Conn. Turns Up Heat On Flying Ice From Vehicles

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A state law is about to take effect imposing fines on truckers and motorists who fail to clear their vehicles of snow.

Three years after the legislature and then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell enacted the so-called “ice-missile” legislation the measure makes drivers liable for fines of $1,000 or more if flying ice and snow causes damage or injuries. Motorists whose vehicles are piled high with snow can be stopped by police and ticketed for $75.

A legislative compromise delayed the effective date of the law in exchange for passage in the final days of the 2010 General Assembly.

The state’s trucking industry fought 20 years to block the so-called ice-missile legislation. It’s now selling a product that allows drivers to reach up and scrape the tops of their big rigs.

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