Lights and Reflectors. Make sure the lights and reflectors are clean. Lights and reflectors are especially important during bad weather. Check from time to time during bad weather to make sure they are clean and working properly. Windows and Mirrors. Remove any ice, snow, etc, from the windshield, windows, and mirrors before starting. Use a windshield scraper, snow brush, and windshield defroster as necessary. Hand Holds, Steps, and Deck Plates. Remove all ice and snow from handholds, steps, and deck plates. This will reduce the danger of slipping.