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10 February 2011

Democrat Introduces Bill to Criminalize Driving in the Snow

If state Representative Rashad Taylor (D - Atlanta) has his way, Georgians could soon find themselves facing fines for driving in the snow.

Wednesday, the Atlanta Democrat introduced House Bill 201; a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for "any person to drive or move, or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved, on any street or highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles:

(1) Which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person, including but not limited to driving a vehicle which has snow or ice on it such that it obstructs the driver's view or such that the snow or ice falls off the vehicle on any street or highway and endangers any person;

Taylor is the sole sponsor of what could easily be considered the silliest piece of legislation in 2011.

H.B. 201 was referred to the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, where I hope it will never again see the light of day.