Police remind motorists to remove snow and ice from vehicles

CARIBOU, Maine - The Caribou Police Department has received multiple complaints and wants to remind motorists that vehicles need to be cleaned and rid of snow and ice before traveling on a public way.

According to the department, it is very dangerous and illegal for snow or ice to be flying off a vehicle and can result in a summons for having an unsecured load. This is also a liability for any driver if a piece of snow or ice from their vehicle hits another person or vehicle.

Police say the same goes for operating a motor vehicle covered with snow and ice in which any of the windows are obstructed, restricting the view of the public way. This violation is also subject to a traffic summons and liability in case of an accident because of a window obstruction.

Law enforcement will be addressing these violations, so be sure to clean your car before hitting the road.