SNOW IS COMING!! - Keep your car De - Iced so its Legal!


29 Jan
29Jan

Good old British weather - we have lots of anti - climaxes about the prospect of snow coming and then that one day of the year arrives when we go to bed and wake up to a blanket of snow or frozen windscreen.  No one ever seems to be prepared for it... the kids are late for school and the car windscreen seems to be taking an age to De - Ice...

But....

Don't be tempted to drive off the driveway with an only partially De-iced screen - its illegal and could land you with a Fixed Penalty notice or even 3 Penalty Points on your licence.

What does the law say about driving with an only partially De - Iced windscreen?

Section 30(3) of The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 stipulates that "All glass or other transparent material fitted to a motor vehicle shall be maintained in such a condition that it does not obscure the vision of the driver while the vehicle is being driven on a road" 

This offence can be treated as a CU20 offence 'Causing or likely to cause danger by use of unsuitable vehicle or using a vehicle with parts or accessories (excluding brakes, steering or tyres which are a different offence) in a dangerous condition".

Road Traffic offences are extensive but we know them all! Contact us today if you need assistance with any Road Traffic offence on 01273030339 or email lucinda@ldlegalservices.co.uk

 

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