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Negligent Driving also known as Jessica’s law in NH

Let it snow , let it snow, let it snow…….But don’t you dare drive with that snow on your car or truck or you could be facing a $1000 fine, a 30 day loss of License and a 6 point major moving violation conviction….all under a charge known as Negligent Driving. NH RSA 265-79-b, also known as “Jessica’s Law”, requires motorists to remove snow and ice from their vehicles.  Failure to do so can result in some hefty penalties and consequences.Snow-on-Their-Cars-004-300x217

Jessica’s Law was passed into law by the New Hampshire legislature in 2001 ( subsequently amended in 2005)  in response to the death of Jessica Smith, a 20 year old woman who was killed when snow and ice flew off the top of a large truck and hit a second truck, resulting in a head-on collision with Jessica’s car.