Two more inches of Global Warming here at Kenzie World Headquarters this morning.
And driving into (and in) The Big Smoke, I spotted three candidates for Idiot Driver of the Day - all essentially doing the same thing.
The first one was a man, maybe early-40s, in a dark green older Taurus - the fish-faced one - eastbound on the 401 near Trafalgar Road, about a quarter after noon.
The Global Warming was still on his car - all OVER his car. The windshield had been cleared, and it looked like the driver's side front window had been rolled down maybe four inches, which caused about that much of the snow to slide down, leaving the upper part of the window clear. He could at least see people coming at him from that side of the car, although it would be like driving from inside a mail box.
ALL other side windows and, most critically, the entire rear window, were still completely covered in snow.
And here he was, driving on one of the world's busiest highways, at 100-plus klicks.
I mean, at some point does he not try to look out his rear-view mirror and notice that he CAN'T SEE ANYTHING BEHIND HIM???
And this doesn't BOTHER HIM???
I can almost - almost - get it that he's too lazy to brush the snow off his car before he drives away. But can't he even reach over and push the rear defrost button?
A bit further along, driving past the airport, was Moe-reen, a blonde woman, maybe late-40s - early 50s (I'm a terrible judge of age). Her transgression was marginally less egregious, because only about four-fifths of the rear window of her black Honda Civic Coupe (current generation) was obscured by the white stuff.
And in the north-central part of the City itself, southbound on Yonge, a dark blue Neon with a rear deck lid spoiler, driver unidentifiable as to age or gender, and not a hint of his rear window having seen a snow brush today.
There are laws about maintaining driver visibility, and for sure the cops should run idiots like this, should they happen to come upon them.
But surely we don't need legislation or law enforcement on issues of plain common sense.
Except as I have often noted, the one thing about common sense is that it isn't all that common.