With wintry weather descending upon much of northern New England this week for the first time this season, now is a good time for an important reminder for drivers. Not only is it a common courtesy to remove the snow and ice from your vehicle, in many northern New England communities, it's the law.

It can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience to be driving down the highway, when all of the sudden a ton of snow or ice comes flying at you from another vehicle. Not only could it damage your car, but it could also cause you to swerve, and potentially lose control of your vehicle, and possibly lead to serious injury.

The Town of Carroll, NH Police Department posted a friendly reminder about this on their Facebook page this week:

I know it takes a few minutes to clear the ice and snow off your vehicle, but for your own safety, the safety of those riding with you, and for the safety of others on the road, please take care of it!