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A Windshield Obstruction May Cost You

trafficLike many states, Florida has laws that are in place but are not as strictly enforced. For example, we’ve mentioned in the past how many drivers are completely unaware that it is illegal to have a license plate frame which covers any portion of the letters, numbers, or registration sticker. Do you know what else is illegal? Any obstruction to your view. Indeed, Florida Statute 316.2004  covers obstructions to a driver’s view or a driving mechanism.

These obstructions can be anything from those various decorations that countless drivers tend to hang from their rearview mirror, window tints, a sticker, debris as a result of the road, and even condensation. Virtually anything that affects visuals can be considered an obstruction. Should a law enforcement officer ever stop you as a result of a visual obstruction, it would be deemed a non-moving violation. While an officer probably isn’t going to stop you for having a pair of dice hanging from your mirror, it is worth keeping in mind that your windshield should always be kept clean.

To read more, please visit https://www.clickorlando.com/news/ask-trooper-steve/what-does-florida-law-say-about-items-obstructing-your-view-while-driving.

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Snow in Florida! Be Prepared With These Tips

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared, and that you know how to handle road conditions. Don’t go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. Here are some tips to implement when driving on icy roads:

1. Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.

2. Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.

3. Keep your lights and windshield clean.

4. Use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.

5. Don’t use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.

6.Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.

7. Don’t pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you’re likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.

8. Don’t assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.

9. It’s helpful to practice winter driving techniques in a snowy, open parking lot, so you’re familiar with how your car handles. Consult your owner’s manual for tips specific to your vehicle.

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