'Blindfolded' driver met with frosty response from Warwickshire Police. - The Leamington Observer

'Blindfolded' driver met with frosty response from Warwickshire Police.

Leamington Editorial 22nd Feb, 2020 Updated: 24th Feb, 2020   0

THE DRIVER of this car was met with a frosty response when stopped by police.

Warwickshire Police Operational Patrol Unit officers in Rugby were amazed early Thursday morning when they pulled over the driver whose windscreen was so covered in frost they may as well have been driving blindfolded.

Officers tweeted: “Quite what the driver could see through their windscreen I’d suggest is slightly limited!

“This blindfolded driver (Well they might as well have been) was driving in Rugby when they came to our attention.”

The driver faces prosecution.

An RAC spokesman warned drivers of the dangers of not clearing  windscreens in the morning.

“If you’re running late on a winter morning, you might think it’s a good idea to save some time by only clearing just enough ice off your windscreen so you can see out of it — but think again.

“This practice is called ‘portholing’ and while it might seem like a good way to bag some extra time in the morning it could also see you bag a £60 fine and three points on your licence.

“The Highway Code clearly states that before setting off in the winter drivers should make sure that they clear all snow and ice from their windows.

“Failure to do so means you wouldn’t have a full view of the road and traffic ahead, which could see a police officer slap you with a £60 fine for your car being in a ‘dangerous condition.’”


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