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Peterborough County OPP reminding motorists to keep windshields clear

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WATCH: Peterborough County OPP are reminding motorists to clean their cars off before hitting the road – Jan 20, 2020

OPP are reminding motorists that driving with an icy or snowy windshield is dangerous and can result in a ticket.

On Thursday morning, Peterborough County OPP say a driver was stopped on Chemong Road. The vehicle’s windshield was only partially cleared on the driver and passenger sides.

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“This driver was fined $110 for not having a clear view to the front of the vehicle,” Const. Joe Ayotte said in a tweet.

“Peterborough OPP want to remind drivers to clean all ice and snow off their entire vehicle.”

OPP say officers will issue $110 tickets for not having a windshield or windows cleared off and $160 tickets if ice or snow fly off the vehicle.

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Officers are also encouraging motorists to make sure headlights, tail lights and licence plates are cleared off as well.

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