Driving in low visibility situations can be dangerous – fog, heavy rain and snow all present unique dangers on the road. A Colorado man in West Virginia recently took “low visibility driving” to a whole new level – by driving with several inches of snow covering his windshield.
Besides the obvious risks inherent to driving without the use of sight, snow and ice piled on top of a vehicle can pose a hazard to other cars in the road. Chunks of ice can fly off a moving car and damage nearby vehicles or cause an accident.
To see, the driver would stick his head out of the driver side window. He eventually graduated to opening the door and leaning out to navigate.
When police noticed the frosty offender, they attempted to pull him over. Perhaps pretending he could not see the flashing reds and blues (or anything else, for that matter), the driver continued for several more blocks before crashing into a passing UPS truck.
Thankfully, no one was injured. When asked for his driver’s license, the frigid wrongdoer revealed that he did not have one, as it had been suspended for a previous DUI.
While Colorado law has no specific requirements for removing snow and ice from one’s vehicle, in West Virginia it is a crime to drive with an obstructed view. Cases like these just go to show: common sense is anything but.
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