Winter can be a pretty expensive time of the year. Between heating bills, winter gear and maybe a little more takeout than usual, as the weather starts to drop, your cost of living will likely increase. So if you're hoping not to rack up many driving tickets in Montreal with winter, you can prepare yourself by knowing what could get you in trouble. \nNot only should you be a little extra care on the road, but you should also take precautions when it comes to making sure your car is in prime condition.\nAll of these fines laid out by the SPVM also come with additional fees and taxes.\nBelow are the main five things you could get a ticket for this winter.\n\n\n\nEditor's Choice: Bars In Montreal That Sadly Closed Their Doors Forever In 2020\n\n\n\n\n\nDriving next to another vehicle at an "unreasonable distance."\nFine: $100\nBe Sure To: Keep socially distanced — even on the road. When driving on icy roads, it's best to keep as much distance from other cars as possible.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Surpassing Your Expectations (@decariemotors)\n\n\nForgetting to clean the snow off your car before you start driving.\nFine: $60\nBe Sure To: Brush your car as often as you brush your teeth! Having "snow, ice or any other material that could come loose and could present a danger to road users" could lead to a ticket.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emmanuelle Burguiere (@emmyburguiere)\n\n\nNot letting other drivers know your next move.\nFine: $100\nBe Sure To: Communicate! You can get a three digit fine if you don't "continuously signal [your] intention to perform a manoeuvre."\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Vinicius Bacarin | Dreamstime\n \n \n \n\n\n\n\nFailing to clean your headlights and reflectors.\nFine: $60\nBe Sure To: Keep shining bright!\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by джордж (@holos_arts)\n\n\nAnd of course, not having your winter tires on by December 1.*\nFine: $200 – $300\nBe Sure To: Get your winter tires put on sooner rather than later.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Montreal Community (@lovelifemontreal)\n\n* This article has been updated.