Grass clippings on roads pose danger to drivers


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Grass clippings in the roads can pose a hazard to those riding on two wheels and most people are unaware.

As the summer approaches more and more are mowing their lawns and many are braking the law in the process. In Illinois, it’s illegal to blow grass into the roads, but in Indiana it is not.

Although people should always keep the roads clear of debris, in Indiana, cities and counties can cite you for improper disposal of lawn trimmings.

Terre Haute city officials say it’s within their city ordinances not to discard any form of trash on the roadways, including grass. In the city of Terre Haute, mowers can be fined up to $300 for the offense. In the city of Sullivan, this lies under their sewage ordinance and persons can be fined up to $50 for the offense.

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