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Dec 3, 2021 - 6:39:08 PM
2626 posts since 8/30/2014

Today I saw a car in the local mall with a 15" circle cleared in the windshield and a matching one in the rear window.

I hope the cops are watching.....................

Dec 3, 2021 - 6:52:48 PM

Owen

Canada

10066 posts since 6/5/2011

...Yesterday my wife and I were out being selfish, irresponsible idiots [i.e. to Yorkton, SK and back even though it wasn't entirely "essential"].  I didn't run an official tally, but I think there were two vehicles each with only one operational headlight.  Of course I lamented to my v-e-r-y understanding wife: "Look at these bozos out here endangering us all!  The cops should be out here, keepin' us safe!"    cheeky

Dec 3, 2021 - 8:06:31 PM

Brian T

Canada

18999 posts since 6/5/2008

My 97 Suburban is big and 454 strong and runs on cheap parts.
Synthetic turbine oil makes easy cold weather starts.
Absolute gas hog but in retirement, I need to drive less than 5 km, twice a week.
I'd park it if I was still working, driving daily.

I take some pride in making certain that everything works like factory new.
That means cleaning off branches and snow.
Cold means dry here for another week or longer. I have a couple of books to read while the beast warms up a little.
Law says we are required to run alpine tires Oct. 01 - Apr 31.
M+S marked tires are legal but not like the alpines.
I do care. If I have to blast my 4x4 way out of a snow bank berm so be it.
The reliability gives me a small measure of assurance that I can do as I please, snow or no snow.

Dec 3, 2021 - 8:46:16 PM

58619 posts since 12/14/2005

@Brian T:
Reminds me of Dave Barry writing something about trying to drive a car he called a
"GMC Suburban Subdivision".
He claimed it was so big that it had a license plate on the front but on the back, a different ZIP code!

Dec 4, 2021 - 6:19:10 AM
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wizofos

USA

6209 posts since 8/19/2012

quote:
Originally posted by grandpafive

Today I saw a car in the local mall with a 15" circle cleared in the windshield and a matching one in the rear window.

I hope the cops are watching.....................


I don't know the laws in Canada but here in Wisconsin you would not be stopped until you attempted to drive that car on the road. Most of the officers will not ticket you but they will make you get out along side the road and clean  those windows with the cost of a ticket as encouragement.  That includes the hood and trunk deck.

Dec 4, 2021 - 6:24:28 AM

Owen

Canada

10066 posts since 6/5/2011

Glen, from what I've seen/read there's a lot more of us who want others to think we know the law than actually know it. wink

Dec 4, 2021 - 4:06:53 PM
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wizofos

USA

6209 posts since 8/19/2012

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Glen, from what I've seen/read there's a lot more of us who want others to think we know the law than actually know it. wink


As I recall  from the drivers license test there were questions about obscured windows and lights.  The link below does not specifically include snow on a windshield as obscured but Paragraph 6 is generic enough for law enforcement to use it if you were driving with 15" 'hole' to use for driving.   If you review this attached link you will also see that it includes obscured lights.  This link also talks about having windshield wipers of an appropriate size and capacity.

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/trans/305/II/18

Dec 5, 2021 - 1:33:33 AM

Paul R

Canada

15382 posts since 1/28/2010

We often see drivers who don't clear the snow off the roofs of their cars. Then the stuff blows off as they barrel along the 401, creating a hazard for everyone else. Makes you wonder what their thought processes are.

Dec 5, 2021 - 2:15:15 PM

slammer

USA

3476 posts since 12/30/2008

It’s a good thing I love cooking and making some Detroit style pizza today, as it has been blowing snow sideways and drifting since 9:30 this morning and I don’t think it will quit anytime soon. I too keep my old 4x4 vehicles and my plow and snowblower in ready to go shape!!! The only reason to go out today was if a friend needed help and I wouldn’t hesitate to be the first one down our road. Great snow tires and 4-wheel drive get me just about anywhere without hesitation!!! I do know my limits though!!!
We haven’t gotten a ton of snow today, but it is butt ugly out there and would blow right up yer skirt!!!
Slammer!!!

Dec 5, 2021 - 10:46:41 PM

Paul R

Canada

15382 posts since 1/28/2010

Quebec has a mandatory snow tire law, effective on a set date (long passed by now), and with approved tires only.

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