Next time you feel like driving around with your car covered in snow, you might want to think about it twice or pay a hefty fine.
Surrey RCMP stopped a driver after seeing the person was on the roads with a car full of snow with only a quarter of the windshield cleared.
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) January 6, 2017
Corporal Scotty Schumann says enforcement can include tickets between $100 and $400.
“Criminal code charges could be considered if the lack of vision resulted in dangerous driving or an accident.”
When the car was pulled over, police say the driver did not understand why he was stopped.
He says people who get stopped won’t be allowed to drive off until the obstruction was cleared.
“The message is obvious, all your vehicle windows need to be clear of anything obstructing vision to improve road safety for all users!”
When Surrey RCMP tweeted a picture of said car, people on social media were quick to react:
— Navneet R (@navneetr) January 6, 2017
— Christina (Giz) 🐻 (@Ynubet) January 6, 2017
— Debbie (@DjflemingDebbie) January 6, 2017
@SurreyRCMP Saw a driver stop at a light and the ice from his roof slid off and crashed onto his windshield. He had to get out to clear it.
— Dragon-Size Dragon (@DrekianArikas) January 6, 2017