Man Charged After Driving with Car Almost Totally Covered by Snow

Update:

This car was pulled over by the OPP near Brussels, Ontario.
This car was pulled over by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) near Brussels, Ontario. Courtesy of the OPP.

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The driver from Brussels, Ont. was pulled over when police saw his car was covered from roof to bumper with what looked like close to 30 cm of snow.

It might be hard to tell, but yes, there’s a car under all that snow.

On Tuesday afternoon, the OPP’s West Region twitter account posted a photo of a car covered from roof to bumper with what looked like close to 30 cm of snow.

Only a small hole had been made in the blanket of white, over the driver’s side windshield and door.

The OPP said the car was pulled over earlier in the day near Brussels, Ontario.

The driver, an 80-year-old local man, was charged with driving with no clear view and faces a $110 fine.

Police say he was just going for a short drive in town.

While driving, you must have a clear view to front, sides and rear. If not, section 74 (1)(a) & (1)(b) of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, which carries fines and a court fee equaling $110.00. The easiest way to avoid a fine would be to clear the snow off of your windows/mirrors before operating it on any road or highway.

The possible charges and fines under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act:

No clear view to front – Section 74(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic ActFine $85.00

No clear view to sides – Section 74(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic ActFine $85.00

No clear view to rear – Section 74(1)(b) of the Highway Traffic ActFine $85.00

The fines cited, also include the Victim Fine Surcharge of $20.00 and the Court Fee of $5.00, which when added to the fine, equals a total payable (this includes Set Fine, Victim Fine Surcharge and the Court Fee) of $110.00.

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