PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island State Police is advising people who buy Christmas trees to make sure they’re properly secured for the ride home to avoid damage, injuries and traffic fines.
State Police Col. Ann Assumpico says motorists should use “extreme caution” and drive slowly when transporting Christmas trees.
She says motorists can be fined up to $100 if their tree isn’t secured properly and face additional fines if it obstructs their view.
She’s asking motorists to follow tips from AAA and the National Christmas Tree Growers Association.
They say a Christmas tree should be transported in a larger vehicle, ideally. It should be wrapped in netting or loose branches should be secured with rope or twine.
A tree on a car roof should be centered and secured, with the trunk forward