- Frosty Windscreen – Punishment
SO this morning I witnessed a chap in a pick up truck drive head on into an oncoming car because he was trying to drive with only a small dinner plate sized clearing on his windscreen. Just wondering what he could potentially be done for.Posted 1 year ago
Driving without due care an attention certainly, anything else?DezBSubscriber
” it is an offence, under regulation 30 of The Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986 No. 1078), to drive a vehicle in which the glass is maintained in such a condition that the vision of the driver is impaired.”
“The Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended by Section 8 of the RoadPosted 1 year ago
Traffic Act 1991) Part II, 40A, Using Vehicle in Dangerous Condition, states that:
A person is guilty of an offence if he uses, or causes or permits another to use, a motor vehicle or trailer on the road when:
(a) the condition of the motor vehicle or trailer, or of its accessories or
is such that the use of the motor vehicle or trailer involves a danger of injury to any
You didn’t call the police at the time (or they didn’t attend, they wouldn’t as non injury potentially) therefore how are they going to gather any evidence to use it as a prosecution?
If there was injury and police attended then no doubt careless driving a host of minor offenses for a complete copper to have been charged with! What a complete idiot.Posted 1 year agoNorthwindSubscriber
The evidence melts quite fast.
Guy I used to work with got done for dangerous driving for clearing himself a letterbox then driving off with about 6 inches of snow on the roof. But he almost drove into a police car so that probably contributed. It was all terribly unfair apparently.Posted 1 year agobentandbrokenMember
From memory the Canadian law dictates that the windows must be clear and all snow removed from the bonnet/roof/boot lid so it does not fly off at speed.
Seems like a good rule and one I try to stick to (easy’ish when you live on the South Coast of the UK). However, I have had a couple of near misses where people have not been so thorough and I have had immediate thoughts I would photo both cars ASAP if I was involved in a bump for this reasonPosted 1 year ago
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