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Does this car look safe to drive? Surrey RCMP don't think so

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 07, 2017 4:20 am 11,888

The Surrey RCMP don’t take any excuses when it comes snow-covered cars on the road.

Officers didn’t have to go far to pull over a frost-covered vehicle driving through the Newton District 3 police station parking lot near King George Avenue and 72nd Avenue over the weekend.

The car had a pile of snow on its roof and a windshield completely covered in a layer of frost, making it unsafe to drive due to the lack of visibility. Surrey RCMP took to Twitter to call out the driver.

According to the Tweet, the driver told officers that they had “no scraper (and) no brush” to remove the snow off of their vehicle.

But Surrey RCMP did not take the excuse for an answer, pointing out that “a store loyalty points card can scrape.”

In January, Surrey RCMP posted a similar tweet after they had to pull over a driver who decided to drive on the road while the vehicle was covered with a thick layer of snow.

“Police want to remind motorists to not head out if they are not confident in these conditions,” Cpl. Scotty Schumann of the Surrey RCMP told Daily Hive. “Walk, use public transport or taxis instead. If their cars are properly equipped for the conditions then slow down, leave extra room between vehicles, and check routes before heading out.”

So, next time you think you can get away with not clearing snow off of your vehicle, think again. With more snow on the way, police are watching, and ready to call out your laziness on Twitter.

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