It’s that time of year again when some motorists prefer not to clear their windscreen before heading off and instead prefer to drive their vehicle without being able to see where they are going.
The chances of you being seen by such a motorist are slim and thus the likelihood of your being involved in an accident with someone who has less visibility than a tank is very high.
This particular hapless motorist was stopped by officers from the Highland & Islands Division, Police Scotland.
In a post shared on social media, they said:
‘Winter has been biting for most of us this week, which means it is more important than ever that your vehicle is suitably prepared for the roads.
‘Appropriate action has been taken against the driver in relation to road traffic offences.
‘It is important before you set off to make sure your windows are clean, properly demisted and clear of all snow and ice before you drive.
‘Also make sure that your roof is clear of snow as this affects drivers behind you and can also cause obstructions on your windscreen when braking.
‘Winter road safety is not just about clearing your windows – take special care that brakes, tyres, lights, batteries and wiper blades are in good condition and well maintained. In addition, washer bottles need to contain an additive to stop the water from freezing.
‘Be aware of the forecast before you set off and if the weather or road conditions are poor or dangerous then consider whether you really need to travel right away.’
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