Maryland Blogger: Remove the snow from the top of your vehicle

Remove the snow from the top of your vehicle

Remove the snow from the top of your vehicle

 

I watched a neighbor clean the snow from his vehicle that was parked in front of our home. He failed to remove the ten inches of snow on the top of his SUV before driving off.  This is a dangerous situation. If you are on the interstate and the snow blows off the top of your vehicle, it can possibly break the windshield or blind the driver behind you.

Complete your snow removal before driving your vehicle.

 

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Comment balloon 23 commentsRoy Kelley • January 19 2019 10:37PM

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I totally agree. It's very dangerous when that stuff comes flying off towards the cars behind. I think it's a ticket-worthy event here (leaving it on the car).

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 1 month ago

Very important PSA!!!

Please remove the snow on the top of your car before driving off.  This is a dangerous situation. If you are on the interstate and the snow blows off the top of your vehicle, it can possibly break the windshield or blind the driver behind you. Complete your snow removal before driving your vehicle.

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 1 month ago

Morning Roy,

People around here panic with one snow flake.  10 inches would cause a catastrophic event in my area

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy. So many fail to take this additional step and make it safe for everyone. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 month ago

Good advice, Roy.  Packed snow flying off the roof of a car at high speeds can cause a lot of damage and injuries.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 month ago

We don't have snow in Sacramento.  The danger you outline isn't something I would have even considered before your mentioning it.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

That makes sense and is indeed dangerous, I sure am glad that I don't have to worry about removing snow from my vehicle.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 1 month ago

Roy, it is just lazy individuals that don't clean the top of the car.  This must be done.  Great advise.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 month ago

Such a good notice Roy. There was a good number of cars who have not taken any snow off as I was just out and about. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 1 month ago

Excellent reminder, Roy. I am happy to report that (1) we have no snow to remove and (2) my car is always in my garage so there isn't any snow to remove even if we had snow! 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) about 1 month ago

I have also dodged ice coming off a vehicles ile driving on a freeway. I agree that this is dangerous.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

Roy,

That is an excellent point Roy.  I always do that when it snows while we are on a ski trip.  It makes sense. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 month ago

Good afternoon Roy - thank you.  I have been behind those vehicles and want to get away from them.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 month ago

Hi Roy and I totally agree and wish everyone would follow your advice. When we lived in Leesburg, VA a car ahead of me failed to remove her snow/ice that was on top of their vehicle. It had to have been 4x3,  flew off and slammed into my front window. It knocked my rear view mirror into the back of my SUV but thankfully did not break my window. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 month ago

Folks seem to forget to do that - even to get the snow off the hood and trunk. All are potentially dangerous to other drivers - and perhaps yourself, if the front hood is hard packed snow  or ice and flies into your windshield. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 month ago

I park in the garage so don't have problems with blowing snow.  I am more likely to be struck by flying rocks left on the road after they sand than by blowing snow. These rocks have cracked my windshield twice over the years and cause damage to the front of my car.

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) about 1 month ago

Could slide front, back or off...no good place...best to invest in a brush !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 1 month ago

Roy, Indeed. I can't understand why some people do not remove the snow from the top of the car. It can be very dangerous to other drivers when the snow, usually ice, starts flying off the top and will land someplace. I've seen this happen so much here. 

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) about 1 month ago

I was on the highway where a truck had snow on it's roof and it blew off onto my car. I nearly had a wreak as a result. Good advice Roy!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 month ago

Hello Roy, I am lucky that my cars are in the garage  but if they are outside, we always clean off the top.

 

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