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Old 11-17-2009, 01:02 AM
 
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People, clear your car roof of snow, but don't use a shovel. I've got the scratch marks on my roof (December 2006 storm) to prove that.

True story. But as others have said, it is very important to clear that stuff off so it doesn't cause an accident. Colorado has fewer laws than a lot of places back east. I guess they just assume people will use common sense
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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Not only can the snow flying off be a hazard to others, but when you slow down, the snow could slide forward and down your windshield, completely blinding you.

The hard part, really, is clearing the driveway and scraping the windows. I can never understand why after all that effort, some drivers can't take a few seconds more with hardly any exertion, and sweep off the top of their car.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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I grew up in Ohio, and the flying sheet of ice happened to me more than once. I learned to keep a lot of distance between my car and any tractor-trailer I might be following on the highway.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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The hard part, really, is clearing the driveway and scraping the windows. I can never understand why after all that effort, some drivers can't take a few seconds more with hardly any exertion, and sweep off the top of their car.
Laziness. A lot of my neighbors don't do those first two things either.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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I attribute it to laziness. It's pathetic how minimalist some people are in terms of snow clearing. A foot left on the roof, not cleared from head lights and turn signals, pathetic and dangerous.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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When I lived in Colorado, I removed it depending on how far/fast I had to go, and whether or not my father-in-law had stolen the good snow brush. You don't really have to worry about ice in Colorado anyway, and in a blizzard that really piles the snow up, you won't be going fast enough to cause that much trouble.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:20 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Having your truck or Jeep top covered in a foot of snow seems to be a badge of honor here in Ouray County. It's not much fun when I'm behind them in my garaged car dodging chunks of ice hurtling toward me at 60mph. If there's not a law there should be at least some common sense.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Just use a soft bristle push broom...or any kind of broom AND...get it off before you drive!!!!! It really is that simple!Sheesh!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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Just use a soft bristle push broom...or any kind of broom AND...get it off before you drive!!!!! It really is that simple!Sheesh!!

or you could cover the roof with a tarp or blanket before the snowfall, which makes for really easy snow removal.
to prevent ice from forming on the windows, you can spray them with a solution of either vinegar and water or rubbing alcohol and water, the night before an anticipated freeze/storm.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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I use a soft bristled shop brush mounted on a stick. I have the handles of both wrapped in tape with some foam underneath to prevent dings. Works great. Good workout too, when I'm clearing off a foot of "Sierra Cement!"
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