A woman has received a fine after driving with snow on the windshield and top of her car in the eastern city of Halifax. There is no law about clearing snow off vehicles, but highway regulations do forbid driving with an obstruction on the windshield.
Police posted a photo of the car on Facebook with the following comment: “Hard to find words for this one. The driver was on the way to the car wash to melt the snow…Needless to say, they received $180 ticket.”
During winter, snow falls in most parts of Canada and drivers routinely leave a little early to clear it off their vehicles. One does occasionally see cases where drivers do a less than optimal job. Not only can a poor job hamper a driver’s ability to see out of their own windshield, but snow can blow off of their vehicle and be annoying to other drivers.