Frosty windshield

Want to avoid a ticket? Make sure your frosty windshield is scraped clean. (CBC)

A Moose Jaw driver has discovered the importance of keeping a clean windshield during frosty weather, but he did it the hard way.

On Wednesday, the driver hit a light pole on Thatcher Drive and 9th Avenue NW, causing $25,000 damage.

Police then laid a charge of failing to keep the vehicle's front windshield clean.

Under the Traffic Safety Act, both the front and side windshields must give the driver a clear view.

It's a common problem around the province apparently. Prince Albert's Parkland Ambulance is among the Saskatchewan agencies reminding people to keep their car windows clear of ice and snow, and also to ensure the wipers work effectively.

Saskatchewan Traffic Safety Act

The Traffic Safety Act requires windshields to be clear enough for drivers to see. (CBC)