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garybfreeman

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garybfreeman says:

fined for snow on car roofs

silly question but as anyone heard about the police fineing drivers for haveing snow on their roof while driving, if it comes off it can obscure the view of the car behind, (should'nt be that close anywaywe but as we know) it was in an email sent to me, nothing on the news though.

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bigbadmad

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bigbadmad says:

Pffft

Facebook nonsense

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gjkt

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gjkt says:

yes

it's happening here in the borders. Police are targeting drivers who fail to clear their cars properly. As they say, 6 cu ft of snow suddenly blanketing your windscreen can hamper your visibility!

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flookyk

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flookyk says:

It depends

in the US, it is an offence outright (or so I have been led to believe).

In the UK, it depends on the officer pulling you.

It is an offence for you not to clear your windows (all of them) and if the officer thinks the snow on the roof is, or is likely, to cause a danger to other road users or pedestrians by blowing off behind you (or to the side) and hitting them or onto your windscreen, blocking your view, then they will take action by making you clear it off, issuing a penalty notice or notice of prosecution for the courts.

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londonangel

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londonangel says:

fines

there are rumours saying its 3 points and a £60 fine, thats all it is rumours.....untrue. Some people are saying they saw this on the AA website but I can't find it!!

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davemdixon

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davemdixon says:

Next thing they will be targeting

is the depth of icing on your Christmas cake.:mad:

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stingy1

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stingy1 says:

pah!

love seeing snow like a fog in my rear view mirror off roof of my car.

 

the biggest danger is lorries. pools of water freeze on the roof of them, and comes off in bricks.

 

not that lorry drivers give a toss anyway, blocking two lane highways /  m42 duelling to overtake and spilling diesel all over the place.

 

stuck behind 2 duelling lorries 10 mins on m42, only for the fat twit to get past, and the other twat pull out to pass on the uphill section.

 

tossers:ph43r:

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stingy1

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stingy1 says:

believe it or not...

council left neighbours wheelie bin because it had few inch snow on lid, and was frozen shut. when she went after the dusties, they said "health and safety concern"

 

Thank god i dont work for any council depts, i wouldnt.

 

politically insane tw@ts

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IMB76

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IMB76 says:

Not in Northants

If they did most people would be screwed:smile

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superbol

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superbol says:

Wouldnt put nothing past the cops

If it fineable. Oh no dont use common sense and tel the driver who might be desperate to get to work cos they`re not guarenteed their pay like civil servants(eg coppers )No fine em and let the real crooks carry on wrecking lives cos theres no money in nicking them .

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dave80h

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dave80h says:

NO!!

No you can't be fined for having snow on your roof, there is no offence on any police ticket book which makes that an offence let alone 3 points and £60 as most folk seem to think. Someone somewhere started that and it has spread like wildfire. As usual everyone believes it and start calling cops all the names under the sun, any excuse. :laugh:

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