Clear your roof before setting off in the snow

No doubt whatever part of the country you are living you, you would have experienced the heavy fall of snow this month, but for all motorists, there’s now a clear warning you need to heed to avoid a fine.

You need to make sure that you brush all the snow off the roof of your car before you set off on your journey, or you could face a fine of £60 plus three points on your licence, according to motoring accessory retailer Halfords.

In fact, it could be far worse if snow does fall from your roof whilst you are driving and causes an accident, either by falling into the road, on to the car behind or falling and blocking the view from your own windscreen.

Research from Halfords revealed that 20% of motorists (six million) don’t remove the snow from their cars before they drive off.

Halfords winter motoring expert Alan Rennie said: “Driving with snow on your car roof could land you with a £60 fine and three points on your licence.

“It could be even worse if you are involved in an accident because of snow falling off your car – if police chose to prosecute for careless or inconsiderate driving.

“Our research should give all drivers that extra incentive to remove the snow from most parts of their car, not just the windows, before they set off. It’s very simple to use a snow brush and clear the roof.”

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