Accident spurs enforcement of shoveling law

January 18, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Seeking to get more students onto sidewalks and off icy streets, the Howard County police announced yesterday that they will begin enforcing a county requirement that sidewalks be shoveled.

County law requires homeowners to clear their sidewalks within 48 hours after a snowfall. Violators can receive citations from the police and be fined up to $50.

The announcement of stricter sidewalk enforcement came a day after an Oakland Mills High School freshman was struck by a car while walking home from school.

The student -- who was injured slightly -- was walking in the street because the sidewalks in that area had not been shoveled.

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