PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine is one step closer to requiring you to remove snow and ice from your car before driving it.
The House Democratic Office says the legislature's transportation committee voted to advance an amended version of the bill that would require drivers of a passenger vehicle to take measures to prevent snow or ice from falling from their vehicles when driving on Maine roads.
Drivers that break the law would be fined up to $50 for a first-time offense.
Following offenses would result in a fine between $150 and $250.
Under a separate provision, the bill would also require larger vehicles and trucks to clear off snow and ice.
The bill now moves on to the full legislature.