Yesterday, January 19th, the Trafic Unit of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais Public Security Service conducted two (2) surveillance operations on the territory to verify if motorists had put on their winter tires, cleared their vehicles of any material that could hinder visibility or any snow or ice that could be detached from their vehicles or if motorists had regulation tinted windows.
What the law says;
– Winter tires for passenger vehicles: Dates to remember – December 1 to March 15 – Tire must be certified and have the mountain and snowflake pictogram = $320
– Material that may impair driver visibility (i.e. snow or ice) = $175 – B/W: It’s still snowing today, so be sure to clear your windshield and everything else off your vehicle
– Driver of a vehicle with a window that does not meet the standards established by regulation to ensure driver visibility = 175 $
With respect to tinted windows, here is what the Law says;
FRONT SIDE WINDOWS AND WINDSHIELD
– The front side windows of the vehicle must allow 70% or more light through when measured with a light meter.
– A strip not exceeding 15 cm in width may be placed on the upper portion of the windshield. No materials or substances may be placed or sprayed on the windshield.
REAR SIDE WINDOWS AND REAR WINDOW
The rear side windows and the rear window are not subject to these rules.
– Winter tires: 5 fines
– Material impairing visibility: 1 fine
– Windows equipped with a material that does not comply with the standards established by regulation: 34 fines
– Other violations related to the Highway Safety Code: 4 fines