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.
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.