Leaving Snow on Your Car While Driving is Illegal in Minnesota
Ready or not, it's here. I know, I know, it's cold. It's miserable. The less time outside, the better, am I right? Regardless of how cold or snowy it is, taking the easy way out could cost you - at least when it comes to clearing off your car. Don't be that person that just scrapes a little hole in a windshield full of ice. It's actually illegal.
You're required to have your front windshield AND front side windows clear as to not obstruct vision in any way. - Minnesota State Patrol.
Does that mean as long as your windshield is clear you're good? You can leave a foot of snow on top of your roof, so when you jump on 52, you whitewash the car behind you? I hope you answered that question as you were reading, seeing how ridiculous it sounds. There is a statute on the books that could interpret snow or ice falling off vehicles as littering, which would be a misdemeanor.