Who hasn't seen car fresheners, trinkets, or, in recent months, masks hanging from rearview mirrors? Even though the dangling masks are now a familiar sight on our roads, you could be fined $171 for the practice. Yes — one hundred and seventy-one bucks.\nMany rules of the road are not well known to the public, including section 442 of the Highway Safety Code, which has been the subject of a lot of chatter lately.\nEditor's Choice: 9 Spots In Ontario That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re On The Other Side Of The World\nIt clearly states that "no person may drive a road vehicle or bicycle when a passenger, animal or object is placed in such a way as to obstruct the driver's view or interfere with the operation of the vehicle."\nIt's a lesson one Granby resident learned the hard way. His video of a police stop has gone viral on social media.\nThe motorist filmed his interaction with an officer from the Service de police de Granby (SPG).\nThe man in question was obviously not happy that the officer asked him to remove the scented tree from his rearview mirror, as it was obstructing his view.\n"You're telling me that I'm not allowed to have a tree? [Something] that almost all cars have?" the driver can be heard asking.\n"The law has been like that for a long time... That's not a [hook], it's a mirror," the officer retorted.\nDepuis le 1er juillet et jusqu’à la fin du mois, les agents porteront une attention particulière aux routes provinciales...Posted by Service de police de Granby on Monday, July 13, 2020\nSince the law stipulates that no object must obstruct the view of the windshield, a mask or face cover attached to the rearview mirror, just like the freshener, could also result in a fine.\nIn a Facebook post, the Granby police specified that no statement of offence was given.\nÀ propos de la vidéo sur le sapin de rétroviseur qui circule sur les réseaux sociaux, nous tenons à confirmer qu’aucun...Posted by Service de police de Granby on Friday, August 7, 2020\n"In the course of enforcing the law, it is not uncommon for a police officer to voluntarily choose to use his discretionary power and decide not to punish all the offences noted," it stated.\nThus, the police officer on duty may issue a fine or a simple warning, informing the offender of the offences found.\n"It is the job of the police to educate and inform the public of the intricacies of the regulations that are less well known to the public."\nContacted by Narcity Québec, the Société d'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) stated that it did not keep data on this offence, as no demerit points were issued.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.