(DOVER, Del.) - Come next winter, Delaware drivers could face hefty fines if they don't clear snow and ice off their vehicles.
Lawmakers introudced Senate Bill 58
on Wednesday. It would allow police to stop snow-covered cars and ticket drivers with penalities ranging from $25 to $75.
In incidents where the snow or ice dislodges and causes property damage or personal injury, the driver could be fined between $200 and $1,000. The fines are even greater for driver's of commerical vehicles.
Some delaware drivers say they're wary of how it'll be enforced.
David Frasier of Felton thinks this bill is a good idea, but that it will be difficult to enforce. "Definitely with more police, more manpower, more time taken away from other issues that are very, very important, especially this day and time," he says.
Similar legislation passed the senate in 2016 and 2017, but never received a final vote in the House. The Delaware bill has the support of AAA Mid-Atlantic.