Clear your car of snow or face a fine

With more snow on the way, Delta police are reminding motorists to ensure their vehicle is clear of snow before heading out on the road.

“A reminder to drivers to not only drive for the road conditions, but before you start to drive, make sure that you have cleared your windshield, mirrors, lights and windows,” said DPD in a post on their Instagram account. “A $10 brush or $109 fine? If you head out today with snow-covered windows, or headlight or taillights covered by snow, that’s the fine you could face. The offence is ‘Drive While View Obstructed’ and it applies to your front, rear and side windows.”

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Driving with only a small portion of your windshield defrosted or scraped away is dangerous. In order to prevent snow from accumulating, Drive Smart BC notes that “covering the windshield with anything that keeps moisture away from it will prevent frost from forming on the outside. A tarp, blanket, towel or even cardboard will help reduce the work.”

A traffic ticket for a violation of section 195(1)(b) MVA costs $109 and three penalty points.

-with a file from Vancouver is Awesome

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