With the recent surge of snow in Humboldt and surrounding areas, it's accustomed for drivers to clean off their windshield and lights before hitting the road. However, make sure not to forget to wipe off licence plates before heading out on your commute.

Snow covered licence plates that are an obstruction for police units to get a proper reading can be subject to a ticket. 

"Under the traffic safety act, licence plates must be securely attached and clearly visible, so that means plates must not be obstructed in any way that prevents them from being read or accurately photographed by any enforcement system," said Tyler McMurchy, Manager of Media Relations with SGI.

The fine for an obstructed licence plate is $100 and that includes snow, dirt, or any other obstruction that blocks the visibility of the plate.

"Rather than risk it, drivers should make sure that their plates are clearly visible. So when they're cleaning the snow off windshields and lights, they should take a moment to clean off their licence plates as well."

 

 

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