KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- In Tennessee, drivers can be issued a misdemeanor reckless driving charge for not clearing their windshields of ice and snow.
The Knoxville Police Department posted to Twitter Tuesday morning to reminder drivers of the law.
"Your safety and the safety of others is of the utmost importance when driving in inclement weather."
#DidYouKnow? In Tennessee, if you don’t properly scrape your windshield clear of ice, you can get a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Visibility is important for you and for the safety of others on the road! (TCA 55-10-205) #WinterWeather #Winter pic.twitter.com/mOfwjlAIZ6— Tennessee Highway Safety Office (@TNHSO) January 25, 2019
Is your vehicle snow or ice covered? If so, remove ALL snow and ice BEFORE you start driving. Keep it slow and increase your following distance. Your safety and the safety of others is of the utmost importance when driving in inclement weather. pic.twitter.com/xU32G5j0oZ— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) January 29, 2019