THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BOSCOLA, RAFFERTY, WOZNIAK, TARTAGLIONE, BREWSTER, ALLOWAY AND FONTANA, JANUARY 26, 2011
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, JANUARY 26, 2011
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in offenses in general, further providing for snow
or ice dislodged or falling from moving vehicle.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3720 of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, amended October 19, 2010 (P.L.557,
No.81), is amended to read:
§ 3720. Snow and ice [dislodged or falling from moving
(a) Duty to remove.--
(1) Any driver of a motor vehicle being operated on any
street or highway of this Commonwealth shall have an
affirmative duty to make all reasonable efforts to remove all
accumulated ice or snow from the motor vehicle, including the
hood, trunk and roof of the motor vehicle.
(2) Any driver of a motor vehicle who violates this
subsection may be stopped on a street or highway by a law
enforcement officer if the law enforcement officer believes
the accumulated ice or snow may pose a threat to persons or
(3) Any person who violates this subsection shall be
subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $75 for
each offense regardless of whether any snow or ice is
dislodged from the vehicle.
(b) Dislodged or fallen snow or ice.--When snow or ice is
dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another
vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury,
the operator of the vehicle from which the snow or ice is
dislodged or falls shall be subject to a fine of not less than
$200 nor more than [$1,000] $1,500 for each offense.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.