Police are reminding motorists to make sure they have a clear view before they hit the road.
As winter approaches, so does the frosty mornings.
"Of course, you shouldn't be driving with anything that obscures your windshield, you should be able to have a good view," said Fort Saskatchewan RCMP constable Janice Shoepp. "We need to make sure the frost and snow is cleared off our windows before we drive."
That law applies to the front two windows as well as the windshield of the vehicle, though Shoepp recommends clearing off all the windows to be safe.
"Clear off your mirrors and also you need to make sure your license plate is cleared off, I know that sometimes that's difficult after a big snowfall but we need to make sure to do that as well."
It's also considered common courtesy to clear the snow off of the entire vehicle to avoid blinding the person driving behind or worse, launching a chunk of ice or harder snow into their vehicle.
The fine driving without a clear field of view; $155.

More Local News

Poor visibility in the heartland

Use extra caution on your drive to work.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Update: region experiencing elevated pollution levels

Higher pollution levels are affecting the air quality.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.

Two pedestrians hit in crosswalks

Keep an eye out for pedestrians.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates.

Operation Red Nose provides $5,600 in community grants

Several youth-based community groups recently received some funding.

Fort Sask Wellness Hub for Youth gaining support from local partners

A new project in the Fort is getting support from many different realms.

Public pool usage down in Redwater

Last summer wasn't the strongest for the Redwater Pool.

Warm weather increasing danger of thin ice

With spring on the way, ice safety is becoming more important.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide