Can we please just pause this law, chapters, or any piece of legislature that won't cost us another ticket from law enforcement this Winter? The lows will be 19 degrees tonight and the last thing on my mind is scraping the windshield.

You should actually pay close attention because fines are attached and all that because it was just too cold. Here's what you need to know.

Don't be lazy 😂I'm just kidding because we all do it. It's freezing cold outside and you just scrape enough to see. That's all. My autostart works on my Jeep right now but there is a serious issue with the temperature module. I might that term up but you get the point so it won't warm up. I'm telling you when it's icy, frozen and about 15 degrees you're probably just hurrying to get out!

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In the vehicle equipment section, chapter 6 of the motor vehicle laws it says this,

No vehicle shall be operated when the windshield and/or windows of the vehicle are coated with ice, snow, sleet, or dust to the extent that the driver's view ahead, or to the sides or rear of the vehicle is obstructed.

That is current as of July 1, 2020. The price per ticket you might be cited seems to be a mystery. Looks like these fines could begin around $70 and upwards to $150. I think it's so vague due to how the officer writes the ticket.

This is from Twin Falls, Idaho. This Sheriff's office has a sense of humor or it's more of a, "I told you so!" Get busted in Twin Falls and this will cost you $90 until they notice you have a failure to pay, warrant, and well that could add up real fast 😂

Suggestion:

  1. Saltwater de-icer sprays for the car - Salt and water don't really freeze and will start to melt ice on contact. Simple. Add a scoop or two of salt and mix that with water in a spray bottle.
  2. Autostart for your car - It's the holidays and you can find one for $99. It's worth it if you can spend the money. You can start this one from the app. I need to check this one out.
  3. Windshield De-icer - You can spend under $10 and just fill up your windshield fluid with a de-icer.
  4. Windshield Spray Can with Scraper - This is simple as well with scraper build-in the can. This can is $2.97

 

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