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Why driving with snow on your car could leave you out in the cold

13th December 2017

As the snow hit the UK this week, drivers everywhere begrudgingly made their morning commute, perhaps unaware that they could be breaking the Highway Code.

The AA has been warning drivers this week that anyone driving with snow covering their windows, lights or number plate could be fined £60 on the spot and receive three penalty points on their license. Similarly, if you are pulled up for having thick snow on the roof of your car, you will also be required to scrape the snow away to avoid it falling off and causing an incident. If an incident was caused due to this, drivers could receive up to nine penalty points and a £100 fine.

AA spokesman, Luke Bosdet, said: “When you are driving around with 12 inches of snow on your roof, there is the possibility it will fly off at some stage.

“You are driving around with a car that is going to pose a danger to other road users – if snow blows off the roof it can blind another driver, it can get serious for you if it causes an accident.

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