The Wells Police Department issued this photo as a reminder of what can happen if you don't clean the ice and snow off your vehicle.

As someone who starts warming up my car at 4:30 in the morning, I know how tempting it is to just clean off enough snow and ice to make the drive to work possible. It can be incredibly cold at that time of morning, and I don't want to spend any more time out in the elements than I have to. But stories like the one shared by the Wells Police Department remind me of what my neglect can do to others.

Amazingly, the person driving this vehicle wasn't hurt, despite a chunk of ice punching a hole right in front of their face. I'd be willing to bet that the person who's vehicle dislodged the piece of ice probably had no idea what had happened.

Next time we get a storm, give yourself a little extra time and clean all the snow and ice off your vehicle. If you can't reach the stuff on the roof, consider getting a telescoping brush/scraper that can stretch all the way across the roof. It's a small thing that could literally save a life.