Snow on vehicles

Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Fancy » Feb 21st, 2018, 1:16 pm

momma2a.sage wrote:I find it interesting how not a single person in this forum has mentioned that it was clearly a window in which was covered in snow and SHOULD be visible from the drivers peripheral (rear view mirror).


Rear view mirror? Have you ever driven a truck and camper? Cube van? Hauled a boat and trailer? Might want to rethink that.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Fancy » Feb 21st, 2018, 1:21 pm

I'm thinking she means the outside mirrors (sideview mirrors) since she mentioned peripheral.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 21st, 2018, 1:22 pm

RVThereYet wrote:Some vehicles are more prone to this type of snow build-up than others, it depends on aerodynamics and how the wind swirls off the back of the vehicle. Not making any excuses for not clearing off the snow from your vehicle, but it is entirely possible for two different (make/model) vehicles to leave BW in the same weather conditions and one getting to town looking like the subject of this threat and the other being complete clear of any snow build-up.


i agree with the above, but I also noticed that the back window of that car was also covered in snow, why didn't the driver notice and hit the wiper? That should have been his 1st clue that maybe the rest of the back was also covered in snow.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby RVThereYet » Feb 21st, 2018, 2:35 pm

alanjh595 wrote:
RVThereYet wrote:Some vehicles are more prone to this type of snow build-up than others, it depends on aerodynamics and how the wind swirls off the back of the vehicle. Not making any excuses for not clearing off the snow from your vehicle, but it is entirely possible for two different (make/model) vehicles to leave BW in the same weather conditions and one getting to town looking like the subject of this threat and the other being complete clear of any snow build-up.


i agree with the above, but I also noticed that the back window of that car was also covered in snow, why didn't the driver notice and hit the wiper? That should have been his 1st clue that maybe the rest of the back was also covered in snow.


Take another look at the video, the back window is not covered in snow, light and plate yes, window, not.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Fancy » Feb 21st, 2018, 2:41 pm

I don't see snow on the back window either.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 21st, 2018, 2:58 pm

Okay then, he took the time to clear the snow off the whole window, because if it was just cleared by the wiper, it would have been a 1/2 circle shape. That means that he was aware of the condition of the rear of his car but failed to address this situation in order to comply with the MVA.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby GordonH » Feb 21st, 2018, 3:16 pm

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

RVThereYet wrote:Take another look at the video, the back window is not covered in snow, light and plate yes, window, not.


Fancy wrote:I don't see snow on the back window either.


Now that wiper only cleans off a very small amount of the rear window, one would expect most of the back window to be dirty.
It does appear they clean the rear window at some point prior to the person following & recording the footage. If so why not remove snow off the taillights..... maybe not thinking about being seen as much as seeing.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby RVThereYet » Feb 21st, 2018, 3:29 pm

^^^ that or he just used his rear window defroster ... That would keep the rear window clear like that too.

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby WalterWhite » Feb 21st, 2018, 3:29 pm

- it's called a rear window defrost feature.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby GordonH » Feb 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm

RVThereYet wrote:^^^ that or he just used his rear window defroster ... That would keep the rear window clear like that too.


fair enough
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Loki2u » Feb 21st, 2018, 3:43 pm

Would it have been so bad for the maker of this video to politely pull up beside them at the stop light, rolled down the window and informed them their lights were covered?

Going to the media? Treating the driver like they were a dangerous criminal? Give me a break!

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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby GordonH » Feb 21st, 2018, 3:47 pm

RVThereYet wrote:^^^ that or he just used his rear window defroster ... That would keep the rear window clear like that too.

GordonH wrote:fair enough


Plus knowing how few drivers actual use there signals, it would only be their brake lights. As long as cyclops light works in rear window (it only comes on when brake pedal is depressed..... then alls good I guess.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 21st, 2018, 4:00 pm

Okay....maybe the name of this thread is not appropriate and should have been called:

How many excuses can we come up with for the dumb dumb that doesn't know.

#1. Gee, officer, I didn't know.

#2. I'm sorry, I wasn't aware.

#3. Are my lights really not visible? They were the last time I looked.

#4. Nobody has complained/told me.

#5. I can see just fine.

#6. Is that worth a ticket?

#7. See you in court, I will fight this ticket.

#8. Why is that MY problem? The others shouldn't be so close.

#9. Geez, it must have just happened.

#10 Sorry, I will fix that right away.

#11 Is that a law?
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby Fancy » Feb 21st, 2018, 4:12 pm

Loki2u wrote:Would it have been so bad for the maker of this video to politely pull up beside them at the stop light, rolled down the window and informed them their lights were covered?

Going to the media? Treating the driver like they were a dangerous criminal? Give me a break!

When did being nice and neighborly become uncommon in Canada?

Well, the funny thing is they were both breaking the law if they were going 20 over the speed limit.
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Re: Snow on vehicles

Postby RVThereYet » Feb 21st, 2018, 4:23 pm

Fancy wrote:
Loki2u wrote:Would it have been so bad for the maker of this video to politely pull up beside them at the stop light, rolled down the window and informed them their lights were covered?

Going to the media? Treating the driver like they were a dangerous criminal? Give me a break!

When did being nice and neighborly become uncommon in Canada?

Well, the funny thing is they were both breaking the law if they were going 20 over the speed limit.

+30 once they were half way past Burtch towards Gordon and if they were doing 80 along there

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