Snow on vehicles

Snow on vehicles

Postby 69cutlass » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:22 pm

Did anyone see this "news" story on castanet. Wow world class reporting. For starters the way the snow has accumulated on the rear of the vehicle is not from someone not clearing snow off their vehicle before leaving home/work/ wherever. It is clearly accumulated from driving on a snow covered road . This is not negligence on behalf of the driver. Just something that happens in the winter and should be delt with the next time the vehicle stops.

As for the tail lights being blocked this is the fault of vehicle manufacturers as older filament bulbs produced enough heat to melt away any accumulated snow on the tail lights. Led tail lights dont produce any heat so tail lights get covered and stay covered.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... his-driver

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby LivinginKelowna » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:25 pm

Absofreekinglutely bang on


News story - people need to get bent


I hope they ticket the clown on the video for doing 80 in a 60 zone and recording it in his voice

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby TylerM4 » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:26 pm

Point the finger wherever you want but It's still the driver's responsibility to ensure the lights are visible and their vehicle is safe/roadworthy. The driver of that vehicle failed to do so.

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:32 pm

TylerM4 wrote: The driver of that vehicle failed to do so.


How would you know this ?

It's possible it was pulled out of a garage, fresh and clean one hour away.

Do you stop once an hour to check your taillights ?
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby 69cutlass » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Incorrect. As long as the vehicle has not stopped since their departure they are fine. Once they stop they must clean.

Every driver coming down from big white looks just like that. How and or when are they to know if they are covered or when to pull over to clean them. Ever 10 min. 20. What you tell us

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Verum » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:37 pm

69cutlass wrote:Incorrect. As long as the vehicle has not stopped since their departure they are fine. Once they stop they must clean.

Every driver coming down from big white looks just like that. How and or when are they to know if they are covered or when to pull over to clean them. Ever 10 min. 20. What you tell us

Can you point to the law or ICBC suggestion on this?
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Anonymous123 » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:38 pm

69cutlass wrote:Did anyone see this "news" story on castanet. Wow world class reporting. For starters the way the snow has accumulated on the rear of the vehicle is not from someone not clearing snow off their vehicle before leaving home/work/ wherever. It is clearly accumulated from driving on a snow covered road . This is not negligence on behalf of the driver. Just something that happens in the winter and should be delt with the next time the vehicle stops.

As for the tail lights being blocked this is the fault of vehicle manufacturers as older filament bulbs produced enough heat to melt away any accumulated snow on the tail lights. Led tail lights dont produce any heat so tail lights get covered and stay covered.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... his-driver


Are you kidding? Many times I've had snow covering my filament style bulbs. The snow will not accumulate on the rear of the vehicle to that degree. That is clearly someone that parks outside and only clears off the front of the vehicle. Last couple of days I've seen cars with clear spots only where the wipers touch. Laziness.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Bsuds » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:39 pm

Most cars have heated rear windows so why don'y they make heated tail lights?
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:43 pm

Bsuds wrote:Most cars have heated rear windows so why don'y they make heated tail lights?


Wouldn't that drive up the cost of parts and repair in event of damage ?

We can't afford it ! ie premium paying residents of B.C.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Bsuds » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:48 pm

We put more importance on heated seats than heated lights. Comfort before safety!

Makes no sense.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby 69cutlass » Feb 19th, 2018, 2:52 pm

Im baseing this on my experience as a commercial driver. At every stop in the winter months the rear of the trailer needed the lights cleaned if they were led. Filament bulbs would usually clean themselves. Plate still needed cleaned either way. And yes that picture was of accumulation while driving not of resting snow not being cleared.

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby LivinginKelowna » Feb 19th, 2018, 3:01 pm

it would appear that those blaming the driver for this have never driven down from Big White on a typical afternoon [icon_lol2.gif]


I drove on the highway saturday and you couldn't tell the colour of my truck due to all the snow and it was completely clean when I left

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby 69cutlass » Feb 19th, 2018, 3:02 pm

Exactly. Thank you

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby KL3-Something » Feb 19th, 2018, 3:15 pm

69cutlass wrote:Exactly. Thank you


It doesn’t mean that once in a while, and particularly once a driver hits town, they shouldn’t get out and do a walk around and knock the snow off the tail lights and the licence plate.

No one else is going to do it for you.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Gixxer » Feb 19th, 2018, 3:18 pm

wow unbelievable social media shaming had hit an all time low. This person really needs to get a life.

Who knows the back story of where the snow covered vehicle came from? Maybe it just came down from the connector or big white.
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