Metro Vancouver doesn’t get snow all that often, so when it does, sometimes people need a refresher on what they should and should not do.
And when it comes to driving in these conditions, there are certain things to remember, besides the common refrain about snow tires and slower speeds.
Being able to actually see where you’re going also goes a long way to improving your overall road safety, and it’s why clearing snow off your windshield is so crucial.
In fact, failing to do so could cost you – $109 to be exact.
Delta Police tweeted the helpful reminder on Monday morning.
$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.#DeltaPoliceDepartment #DPD pic.twitter.com/ct5dYEi8To
— Delta Police (@deltapolice) February 11, 2019
With the forecast calling for more snow this week, this is pretty sound advice to keep in mind if you have to be out driving in this kind of weather.
On Sunday, unprepared drivers and public transit had numerous issues handling the snowfall, with TransLink reporting delays of up to 90 minutes.
The next round of snowfall is expected to come on Monday evening and continue over into Tuesday morning, with up to 15 cm expected in the Lower Mainland.
Keep that snow brush nearby for the next little while.