In a new viral video posted to Facebook, a motorist appears to clean snow off his or her windshield while driving on the 401 in Toronto.
Facebook user Gavin Gerbz uploaded the video with the caption, “BREAKING NEWS! ‘Bird Box CHALLENGE’ on the 401!”
Since being posted on Wednesday, the video has been viewed over 77,000 times and has been shared by nearly 1000 people.
Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt is aware of the video but doesn’t know whether a complaint had been filed or an investigation had been launched.
“When I first saw the video, I was obviously shocked to see what was going on — realizing it’s on the 401, a multi-lane highway, slowing down traffic. You could see traffic jamming up behind,” he told Global.
Schmidt added that if anyone encounters a situation like this they should pull over to the side of the highway immediately.
“This is a very simple task to reach up on the roof and brush that snow off. Anything less is really negligence on their behalf … That snow could easily freeze to a single sheet of ice and if that was to happen again, it could easily fly off behind the vehicle and smash into a vehicle,” he stated.
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