It's windy, dark and cold. You may be running late, but you had still better take the time to clear your car of snow before you drive off, otherwise you could face a possible fine that can cost you over a hundred bucks.

And those dark tinted windows may get you in trouble too!

According to the Iowa State Patrol Iowa Code 321.438 (regarding windows and windshields) says

"a person shall not drive a motor vehicle equipped with a windshield, sidewings, or side or rear windows which do not permit clear vision."

Furthermore, Iowa law states that:

"A person shall not operate on the highway a motor vehicle equipped with a front windshield, a side window to the immediate right or left of the driver, or a side-wing forward of and to the left or right of the driver which is excessively dark or reflective so that it is difficult for a person outside the motor vehicle to see into the motor vehicle through the windshield, window, or sidewing..."

So you might want to reconsider if those cool privacy tints are worth the risk of getting pulled over by the cops.

And for the safety of everyone (especially yourself!) brush the snow from your car before you drive this winter!