Winter Driving Tips
Practical Benefits of Windshield Car Covers
iceScreen makes keeping your windshield ice-free all winter long as simple as can be thanks to its ingenious product design. You can apply the iceScreen in seconds, pull it off even quicker and re-use it winter after winter.
These features make it easy, fast and even fun to use. You can cut wasted time out of your morning routine while doing a better job of making your windshield ice-free than with a scraper alone.
No More Half-Scraped Windows
While some people may think that a half-done ice scraping job will cut it, there are several reasons why the crystal clear, ice-free windows iceScreen creates are a much better, cheaper and safer way to drive during the winter.
Save on Gas
Running your defroster on full blast every morning consumes a good deal of electricity. The blower motor used to push hot air from your radiator lines to your defroster vent typically runs on a 12V circuit, which drains on your alternator and decreases fuel mileage. Combine this electricity use with the fact that you’re likely running seat warmers, the radio and lights, and you can see how the iceScreen windshield cover puts money back in your pocket every morning you drive.
Winter Driving Safety
Many morning drivers, especially those in a hurry, tend to scrape only enough ice to see out their windshield. This tiny little “porthole” through the ice decreases visibility and prevents you from seeing half of the other objects on the road.
One poor 15 year old girl in Snohomish, Washington was struck last January by a woman in a pickup truck driving with her windshield still almost completely iced. Don’t put yourself and others at risk; use the iceScreen car window screen to have your window 100% clear without any added time to your morning routine.
To prevent the type of accidents described above, state and local laws have been instituted requiring vehicle owners to completely clear their car of snow and ice before driving on public roads. New Jersey passed such a law just five years ago.
Fines can range from $25 to upwards of $100. If you are found at-fault for an accident resulting from poor visibility or snow coming off your vehicle, that fine can increase to $1,000 or more. Stay on the right side of the law the easy way by putting an iceScreen windshield cover on your car every night.
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Widespread Snow Laws Pose Challenges for Drivers
Entrepeneur Dan Miller didn’t envision their custom made winter auto cover would become an instant kickstarter success. With almost $35,000 and over 600 backers later they have a new perspective. With just 4 weeks remaining backers have until November 9th to pre-order iceScreen, and get their hands on one in time for winter.
"Drivers operating vehicles with peepholes and small clearings through windshields covered ice or snow, is extremely dangerous, putting the drivers and those around them at risk," said Dan, "we set out to do something about it.”
Snow removal laws are now being enforced in several states, citing drivers with snow or ice on their vehicles. For instance, in Pennsylvania, neglecting to clear off snow can lead to a fine of $200 to $1,000. Other states have been known to order people off the highway for snow accumulations.
While most drivers agree that these snow laws are in place for good measure, the inconvenience of removing snow from their windshields or facing potential fines is a hassle. “iceScreen offers an efficient way for drivers to remove snow and ice from their autos, avoid potential fines, and create a safe driving environment.“ said Dan.
The iceScreen, which is currently raising funds through Kickstarter, magnetically attaches to vehicles to keep snow, frost and ice from accumulating on windshields. Simply attach the iceScreen the night before driving and rest assured that the law isbeing obeyed. The iceScreen can be removed in seconds. Rendering a clear windshield.
Because of the interest and success from the community, last week the team released color options. Backers will have option to match their vehicle and iceScreen.
To read more about iceScreen and to back the project, visit kck.st/1nQwbvz. Also, be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @icescreens to find out about future giveaways and promotions.
A computer tech Dan Miller created the iceScreen out of a need for a quality, multi-functional windshield protector. The iceScreen magnetic ice shield delivers a simple, effective way to clear a windshield of snow or ice in seconds. The time-saving device is reinforced with a double waterproof coat to provide protection from ice, snow, frost, and dew. The iceScreen can also be used as a sun reflector. When flipped over, the magnetic ice shield features a reflective surface that keeps auto interiors cool during the summer.