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Snow, Ice Left On Top Of Your Car Could Pose Serious Threat To Other Drivers

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RIDGEFIELD, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — After any winter storm hits you have to clean off your car. If you don’t built up snow and ice could become a deadly projectile when you hit the road.

One clueless driver at the Vince Lombardi Service Area didn’t bother to clean the snow off of the roof of his car.

“I’m gonna do it now,” he said after being confronted by CBS 2’s Dick Brennan.

Shel Dosick said she has first hand experience with flying snow and ice.

“It came from nowhere. Out of my control, there was nothing I could do about it,” Dosick said.

Dosick’s windshield was hit on the New Jersey Turnpike and left a crack that he hasn’t had time to fix.

“People are just ignorant. Not respectful of other people and that’s frustrating,” Dosick said.

Colleen Zilli drives for a living and has become fed up with snow-capped cars.

“I worry about the front end because it bounces off and they are hard rocks,” Zilli said.

Experts say there’s an easier way to clean off the top.

“Warm up the vehicle thoroughly so it will loosen what ever is on the vehicle and get a big broom and sweep it off,” AAA spokesman Robert Sinclair said.

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