According to a published report in The Star Ledger, Asm. John Wisniewski (D-19th District, Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, Woodbridge), who serves as Assembly Transportation Chair, allegedly wishes to exempt commercial trucks from a bill HE WROTE that requires all drivers to remove snow from their vehicles before hitting the road.
The questions is, "Why?!?!"
Huge sheets of snow and ice flying off the top of a tractor trailer is far more dangerous than the small amount of snow that may come off a car. As a commuter, I've seen ice fly off of trucks on the NJ Turnpike. Such ice has been known to smash windshields and cause accidents, injury and even death!
So why on earth would Wisnieski back off a bill he sponsored? Because, to so many Democrats - particularly in the Middlesex County Democrat Orgnaization (see Lynch, Vas, Spicuzzo, etc.) - money talks! You can bet Wisniewski is making this decision based on the lobbying efforts of the trucking industry.
Safety first? Hell, no! Not when a lobbyist may be offering campaign cash!