Driver slams into light pole after failing to clear windshield

A Moose Jaw driver found out the hard way the importance of keeping a clean windshield during frosty weather.

$25,000 damage done, Moose Jaw police say

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.

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