You’d think that people in the Boston area had never seen snow. Every year, it seems people forget how to deal with, especially in relation to their cars. Im mainly talking about the people who seem to be constitutionally incapable of clearing the snow from their cars. They range from people who clear spot on the windshield and a spot on the rear window to see forward and back and then drive like that. In addition to not being able to see where they’re going, there is the added danger to the other cars around them of big, sometimes icy, chunks flying off the car onto their windshields. Nothing like a flying iceberg to give you a heart attack, block your view, and send you careening out of control.
Then there are the folks who clean off the windows and maybe their roofs, but leave their headlights, brake lights, and turn signals covered in snow. There’s a reason why this stuff is called “safety equipment.” If you don’t use them (or I can’t see them), I don’t know what your intentions are. Once again, “CRASH”.
And while covered license plates aren’t a safety issue, it’s still stupid. Doesn’t anyone realize that driving with your license plate covered is a ticketable offense? That’s a dumb reason to see your insurance get surcharged; because you couldn’t be bothered to take a second before getting in your car to clean it off.
There, I feel better getting that off my chest.