Did You Know This Is Illegal In New York To Do This With Snow?
When we got a few inches of snow last week I went out to snow blow the driveway. On every long pass out to the street I just threw the snow out into the road.....like I have been for years. I figure that the snowplows will take care of it.....little did I know that I could get a ticket for doing that.
While I was still throwing snow into the road a plow driver came by and informed me that what I was doing was, in fact, illegal here and if I didn't stop I'd get a ticket. I thanked him and told him I'd stop. In my mind I was thinking, "Well that's dumb. I bet that's not even right." So I went inside to look it up.
I was wrong.
According the New York law....it is against the law to throw snow into the street.
§ 1219. Putting glass or other injurious substances on highway prohibited. (a) No person shall throw or deposit upon any highway any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, snow or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal, or vehicle upon such highway.
(b) Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown, upon any highway any destructive or injurious material or any material which interferes with the safe use of the highway shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed
So, we're supposed to get a few more inches of snow this week...I won't be throwing any of it into the street....or maybe I will....I'm kind of a rebel that way.