Photo: Google Images / 123FR.com
Photo: Google Images / 123FR.com

Since 2002, New Hampshire drivers have been legally required to clear snow and ice off their cars before getting on the road.

Jessica’s Law was passed after Jessica Smith was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck that ended up hitting her car.

Drivers who violate the law face fines of $250 to $500 for a first offense and $500 to $1,000 for subsequent offenses.

Jessica’s mother, Linda Smith, told WMUR News 9 in 2015 that she sees snowy cars every day and she doesn’t want other mothers to suffer her loss.

“It takes not even five minutes to clean off your car,” she said. “It can take three seconds to kill somebody.”