Rhinelander, WI asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Wisconsin

Q: Is there any liability to a township for not removing snow off of a roadway after four hours?

I was in a car accident with a bus on an unplowed roadway and I was given a ticket for driving too fast for conditions. I was going well under the limit, but was unable to stop safely because of the poor road conditions.

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Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: The law would tend to say you should have anticipated and 1)driven even slower 2) not driven. You should fight the ticket, because you will argue that you were driving way slowly and at that particular location not slowly enough.

Second reason is that a government is given reasonable time to clear snow. Especially in snow states. But that's my view I would suggest if you are interested in a damages case contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice-=they give free consultations.

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