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  • Premier Icon trailwagger
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    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.
    Driving without due care an attention certainly, anything else?

    allthegear
    Member

    Probably nothing, unless the police actually saw it, tbh :-/

    Rachel

    Ha Ha LOL @ Rachel the copper (Aren’t you!?)

    T1000
    Member

    He’s probably an ex submariner and capable of driving with a letterbox view of the world….

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    Why not Rachel? No-one was hurt it was a slow speed crash, but why should that exclude the idiot from any prosecution?

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    Clearly not T1000!

    Jamie
    Member

    Put yourself forward as a witness, and contact the police yourself if they did not attend.

    Might have a word with them at least.

    He’s probably an ex submariner

    Diving without due care and attention?

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    I left my address with the guy who got hit Jamie. I suppose it will depend if he wants to report it.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    ” 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 Road
    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
    equipment, or

    is such that the use of the motor vehicle or trailer involves a danger of injury to any
    person. “

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/part/II/chapter/E/made

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    He’s probably an ex submariner

    Was he in Gibraltar this summer?

    He must be used to that sinking feeling.

    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.

    You could always report it to 101…

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    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.

    Jamie
    Member

    Or make a citizen’s arrest.

    Charge him with being an icehole.

    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 reason

    Gary_M
    Member

    I know it’s snow joke when something like this happens but I think you need to chill out guys

    willard
    Member

    Icy what you did there!

    It’s dangerous on the roads right now folks, stay frosty out there.

    johndoh
    Member

    Diving without due care and attention?

    Subtle as, but very, very good….

    catfood
    Member

    The son of our local vicar was killed on his motorbike when he was pulled out on by some twonk who had cleared a letter box sized section on his windscreen.

    drlex
    Member

    Time to repost the article featuring this twonk:

    I assume she was a tank driver in the war.

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