January 23, 2013


Drivers could face fines of £60 and even points on their licence if their windows are not completely clear of snow.

Rule 229 of the Highway Code states that drivers should: “remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users.”

Police forces are using their discretion and not targeting drivers but can take action if they feel necessary.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “There is no specific legislation on driving with snow on the roof of a vehicle however, if it slips over the windscreen or flies into the path of another car it could leave the driver open to being penalised for driving without due care and attention or careless or inconsiderate driving.”

Yet, what motorists know about this? With no public awareness providing information for drivers, everybody muddles through the snow and does the best they can.

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