New Pennsylvania Law Goes Into Effect In 60 Days

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By Keelin Berrian

ERIE, Pa. (Eire News Now) – We’ve all seen it before, snow or ice flies off vehicles and lands on the car behind or beside them. Because of this, drivers hate driving in the winter. That’s why on Monday, Pennsylvania passed Christine’s Law.

The law requires drivers to remove all snow and ice from vehicles at least 24 hours after a heavy snow or ice storm.

You don’t need your snow brush yet, but it’s crucial for the winter because the law goes into effect in the next 60 days.

“I understand where it’s coming from, but I also see the challenges that we can’t reach the top of our cars. Especially if we have a foot of snow overnight, I have an SUV. There’s no way I’m reaching the top of that,” says one driver.

Victor Irizarry, the owner of Prestige Auto Body, says SUVs and big trucks are the primary vehicles he fixes with related damages.

“It starts adding up real quick. $1,200 to $3,000, give or take,” Irizarry says. He continues, “You’re not going to find too many two-wheel drives on the road. You see people who just clear a spot to see where they’re going.”


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