Massholes love the snow so much they take it to work with them

Massholes with snow on their roofs

GoddessOfCarbs shows us the SUVs of two of our fine drivers who couldn't have been bothered to clear the snow off their vehicles this morning.

Ed. note: Drove the kidlet to Forest Hills this a.m. for the bus to school, noticed that SUV drivers seem totally unaware you can get a long brush for those hard to reach places before all the snow comes flying off the roof and blinds/smacks the driver behind them.

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of course...

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either of the drivers could have been a 5' tall woman who couldn't reach the top.

Regardless, if you're driving that close that the snow hits you, it's a great reminded to back off!

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Exactly

I'm 5'3" and I used to use mine to clear the top of the minivan (and get across the windshield, too). I gave it to my 6'3" neighbor to get the top of his work van, and he was thrilled with it, too.

If you can afford to buy a car, you can afford $20 to buy one of the snow brushes that telescopes to 48". I found mine at Job Lot for less, but I've seen them at the auto parts stores, too. Ain't rocket science.

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I'm....considerably shorter

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I'm....considerably shorter and have to use one to brush off a compact car. If I weren't driving this morning, I would have snapped a picture of the moron who was trying to look over the block of snow that had slid from the roof of his Honda Civic to his hood, right in front of his stupid face.

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I' m 5'1"...

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and I use a broom to clear off my Subu Forester. It gets the job done.

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Really?

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The height of the driver should not be relevant. If you can't clean it, don't drive it. As a 5' tall woman who occasionally uses my husband's Jeep Wrangler, it's just a matter of opening a door, standing on the edge of that, and using a broom brush to push the snow off the top. There's zero excuse for not cleaning off your car and endangering other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

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#1 --- Stepladder

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#1 --- Stepladder

#2 --- Those things are more dangerous at high speeds when they decide to take flight. Saw several on Route 2 today.

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Step ladders and other stuff--

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I've seen it on numerous occasions, everywhere! I don't trust those drivers, because I never know if or when a step-ladder or whatever will fall off and either hit my car, or just fall into the roadway, creating the potential for a bad accident, damage to another driver's car, or whatever. Moreover, many of these people don't seem to tie their stepladders or whatever onto the top of their car/trucks very securely, either.

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If you are not capable of clearing snow off your vehicle

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then don't drive it on a public road. And certainly don't blame the victim when the your snow smacks their windshield. And you don't need to be following too closely or even in the same lane for the snow to hit you.

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Oh in that case

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maybe the 5 ft tall woman (or man) should drive a car they can manage to clean or drop 10 bucks on a telescoping brush. In fact, I did just that so I can remove the snow from the roof top box I mount on my non-suv car in the winter and I'm nearly 6ft tall.

In addition there Einstein, when the car brakes hard, the snow slides forward and covers the windshield. It's kinda a safety issue to be in a moving car that you can't see out of. Not to mention, when I leave plenty of space on the road, invariably, some jerk will always cut into the lane and now I'm suddenly tailgaiting an SUV with a giant pile of snow on top.

So in short, STFU and clean the roof of your car.

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Too close

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"Regardless, if you're driving that close that the snow hits you, it's a great reminded to back off!"

Have you seen how that can fly at speed on the highway? You could be 10 car lengths back and get hit by it. Or you could be diagonally behind somebody and get smacked really hard by it. There's no excuse.

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That doesn't give people the right to be lazy and irresponsible.

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Anybody who doesn't clean all the snow off of their car(s) before driving off anywhere deserved to get ticketed and/or fined heavily, or to end up in court if the snow on their car(s) results in injury or death to another driver. As another poster here succinctly pointed out, the driver behind the snow-laden car doesn't have to be following closely for the snow to hit them and cause accident or injury/death. It's disgusting how so many people don't give a s**t about the welfare, well-being and lives of others, or if they endanger other drivers.

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Miki

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Who are these hypothetical people who are driving multiple car(s) at once?

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I drive an SUV

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and I always clean my entire car when it snows. I have an extended snow brush and it works wonders. My windshield was almost smashed by some jerk who didn't clean his/her car. I could not see the road for a few seconds. It was a dangerous situation.

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Isn't this ticket-able?

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Isn't this a ticket-able offense? I seem to recall MSP tweeting something saying as much a few snowstorms back.

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From what I understand you

From what I understand you have to clear off your roof, lights, and license plate or get a ticket. That being said, I rarely see motor vehicle laws enforced.

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I once got pulled over once

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I once got pulled over once by an NH trooper because the snow kicking up off the road had obscured part of my license plate. He made me get out on the shoulder and scrape off a minimal amount of snow and let me off with a warning. Power trip against this masshole.

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Boston drivers have affluenza

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People in Boston park on sidewalks, drive through red lights and stop signs and speed. None of that is enforced, no laws are enforced on motorists here, its like the whole city gets the affluenza defense for reckless driving.

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Perhaps if we didn't have a justice system

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that actively encourages people to appeal even the most minor tickets and offenses, and perhaps if we didn't have the "Stop being Barney Fife" attitude towards cops who try to enforce motor vehicle regulations, then we might have a chance to actually enforce laws like clearing snow from your car.

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How does it actively

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How does it actively encourage you? You have to pay $25 for the privilege.

$25 for the chance

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to get a ticket thrown out and avoiding a large surcharge on your insurance for six years. I doubt many people who get ticketed are saying "I'll accept the fine and eat the surcharge because I don't want to pay the $25.

Isn't this a ticket-able

Isn't this a ticket-able offense?

Is it against the law? Probably. Will you get pulled over for it? Maybe if you're dragging a corpse behind your car as well.

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Snowcone SUV's

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I-495 was bumper-to-bumper with Snowcone SUV's this morning....

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Is it me, or is everyone who

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Is it me, or is everyone who posts on this website just perfect. Give yourself all gold stars for the day and a pat on the back. Way to go!!!

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Just you

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The rest of us believe that being engaged citizens means thinking about the consequences of your behavior on other people.

Run along now - the lunch bell rang and you'll have low self esteem the rest of the day if you are late!

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Silver star

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Darling, that just means you're perfect, too. All of you "anons".
See how that works?
But you only get a SILVER star because you used too many explanation points!!!
I'm sure you'll do better next time. And, yes, your parents are VERY proud of you.

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Maybe it's fashion statement?

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I've seen people driving around in compacts/midsize cars with the same amount of snow. What's their excuse?

I'm not sure if it's laziness or what but I did watch a neighbor pull out of his driveway with a neatly coiffed(?) mound of snow on the roof (not a SUV). It was apparent that he wasn't going anywhere in a hurry so why not just clean the rest of it off? He wasn't vertically challenged and he did have a helper watch for traffic as he backed out of his driveway

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Parallel Parking

I imagine that the drivers of these cars use the excuse "What am I supposed to do? I can't reach it" like the car was forced upon them. It reminds me of several times being asked to help people parallel park their gigantic SUVs in the North End, Beacon Hill, or Charlestown. If you can't control or take care of your vehicle then you shouldn't own it...and that's that. I refuse to "feel bad" for you.

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Actually, I am quite short.

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Actually, I am quite short. It took me over a year to find a car that had good sight lines without major blind spots. To improve gas mileage most cars are really high in the back making visibility is a huge problem for me. And forget ergonomics. If I have the seat high enough up to see over the hood & out the back, I am smashing my knees into most dashboards and/or sitting in a very uncomfortable position. So I didn't really have a choice in the car I was driving. And I still miss my old car.

That being said, I opened the doors in my car and used my shovel to get the snow off the roof. It was too heavy for a brush and I knew it would freeze if I didn't.

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sno caps

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the guy who takes everyones space savers should start putting them on the roofs of snow covered cars.

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or pick up small kids

Put them on top, have them push stuff off for ya.

They think this is fun - especially if you let them sled down the windshield and hood to get off the vehicle.

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Come on, people, learn the

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Come on, people, learn the rules: you can't put a space saver on the roof of a car unless you shoveled that roof yourself.

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Three bucks

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at the car wash to hose the snow off of my Suburban. As a livery vehicle, I was advised by my insurance broker to make damn sure there was no snow on my roof when I go on the road.

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I'm a Mohawk driver myself...

I can clean off most of the top, except for the middle of the side by the driver between the two luggage bars where my bike rack is mounted. My arm and the telescoping brush just can't get there. So I have this little left-leaning 'hawk on top of the minivan. The only person it ever affects is me, as it slides in pieces onto my windshield when I stop. The way the bike rack is mounted means only small pieces seem to go backwards, while big chunks slide forwards.

Now, I'm driving at under 30 mph about 3-5 miles at a time (home to WarriorGirl's school or music lessons), with frequent stops. If I have to go on a highway after a foot of snow, I'll put the van through a car wash to get that off.

Stepladder isn't feasible (or safe) where I have to park. While I suspect many people simply don't have the telescoping scrapers (we have one for each car), the usual problem is "late" and "lazy".

It was interesting looking at the cars at school this am; about half of the minivans had middle or one-side mohawks, but many or most of the SUV's had full snowcaps.

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Clue

Regular household broom

Cheap. Reaches all the way across roof and hood. Moves a lot of snow fast.

No freaking excuse.

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12" on a Mini!

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I saw someone driving through the Stop and Shop parking lot in Allston (Everett St) this morning in a Mini. She had at least 12" on the roof. I mean, unless you're 3 feet tall, I can't think of a single good excuse for not getting the snow off the roof of your car, which is shorter than most 4th graders. But even if you have an SUV, a telescoping brush and a couple extra minutes is all it takes. It was hilarious to watch her hit the brakes at one of the speed bumps only to have the entire slab wind up on her windshield, causing her to get out of the car and curse the damned snow while she brushed it off with her bare hands.

A) This is New England. Own at least one snow brush. One that extends, if you're like Cotton Hill and lost your knees in the war http://images.tvrage.com/screencaps/21/4134/92871.png ...and one short one for serious glass scraping when needed.

B) Use it (them).

C) Buy some gloves.

No excuses.

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Another day . . .

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. . . . another attention whore trolling with the Twitter Police.

Worried about snow on other people's cars? Don't tailgate them.

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Guilty as Charged

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Hi. My name is Anon and I am a Masshat Masshole.