Minnesota Cops Should Really Enforce This Law
It's so dangerous, but I don't think I've ever heard of anyone getting ticketed for it.
I see Minnesotans driving with snow/ice covered windows every winter. Travel is already difficult enough with poor road conditions - I don't want to have to worry about some bozo that can't see where he or she is going.
Please take the time to scrape the snow and ice off of your car.
Sgt. Troy Christianson from the Minnesota State Patrol says there is a law on the books: "Minnesota Stature 169.71 subdivision 3 states; “No person shall drive any motor vehicle with the windshield or front side windows covered with steam or frost to such an extent as to prevent proper vision.”
Christianson says the statute does not mention rear windows but highly recommends that all windows be cleared. He urges motorists to clear all snow and ice from vehicles to ensure proper visibility.