It's probably a good time to remind us as Midwesterners not to half-ass clearing our windshields, not just because of safety, but police are also on the lookout for us.

Police in Tayside, UK have shared one driver's experience as a warning that they will pull over and ticket drivers who haven't properly cleared their windshield of snow. It's understandable when it's -25º and all you have is a two inch scraper to get 6" of snow, but we've got to be smarter.


The driver was seen driving with about 5" of snow covering his windshield and rear window, with only about an 8" square scraped on his windshield.

"Our officers genuinely could not believe what they were seeing when they saw this car today. Yes, it's an inconvenience having to clear your car of snow when there's been significant snowfall, but it is an absolute necessity. This man has put himself and other road users and pedestrians at huge risk by driving the car in this condition," Tayside Roads Policing Unit's Inspector Greg Burns said, "He had practically zero visibility forwards, and it is nothing short of miraculous that no-one was hurt. It is a driver's responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is safe to drive and is prepared adequately for the weather conditions being experienced, and it's not an exaggeration to say that this is just about the most extreme example of lack of preparation that we've ever seen."

Just be smart, and give yourself extra time in the mornings and you'll be fine.

Read more at The Scottish Sun

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