'May as well drive with their eyes closed': Driver pulled over for thick ice on windscreen

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'May as well drive with their eyes closed': Driver pulled over for thick ice on windscreen

Officers stopped the vehicle on Tuesday morning after they noticed the driver had zero visibility due to the build-up of ice. However, they warned

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Officers stopped the vehicle on Tuesday morning after they noticed the driver had zero visibility due to the build-up of ice. However, they warned the driver “didn’t understand” why she was stopped by police despite the apparent danger this winter. 

The image showed her entire windscreen covered in a thick layer of ice and frost.

There appeared to be no attempt made to de-ice the car before setting off on a journey.

Posting on Twitter, they said: “Would you believe it.

“One of our Casualty Reduction Officers (CRO) stopped the driver of this car this morning.

READ MORE: Experts urge drivers not to try homemade ‘hacks’ to clear car frost

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SURREY Police have stopped a driver with absolutely no visibility out of their frost-covered windscreen as temperatures dropped earlier this week.

Officers stopped the vehicle on Tuesday morning after they noticed the driver had zero visibility due to the build-up of ice.

However, they warned the driver “didn’t understand” why she was stopped by police despite the apparent danger.

The image showed her entire windscreen covered in a thick layer of ice and frost.

There appears to be no attempt made to de-ice the car before setting off on a journey,

Posting on Twitter, they said: “Would you believe it.

“One of our Casualty Reduction Officers (CRO) stopped the driver of this car this morning.

“She didn’t understand why she was reported for an offence.”

Drivers and other social media users were quick tia track the driver for making such a basic error.

Commenting on the image, many branded the driver’s action as “dangerous” and putting others at risk.

One social media user said: “How on earth did the driver even make it 100 yards down the road?

“May as well drive with their eyes closed.”

Chris Mills added: “Can this be reported to 101 with dashcam/mobile evidence to police.

“Could this be driving without due care/attention.

“Asking as I had an argument with a driver who almost killed me with this very same issue, just [too] impatient to wait to defrost screens.”

Harry M added: “How do you pull someone over when they can’t see you?”

Rooevans said: “Sorry. I really can’t believe this one. I’m intrigued.

“How far had this car driven from where it was parked?

“If this is real, then we have an even bigger problem than I thought we had.”

Underscore Gav added: “Surely, it should carry considerably more points.

“At least on the phone, you may be distracted, but you are still able to at least see the road.

“There’s no excuse for this.”

The AA has previously urged drivers to always clear their windscreen before setting off on journeys

This should be completely clear so drivers can see every possible hazard on the road.

Failure to do this can result in drivers being issued a fine and penalty points in a major blow for many.

They said: “If you’re hurrying to get to work or do the school run, it can be tempting to drive off as soon as the ice has cleared a little.

“But this could dangerously obstruct your view of the road if there’s still ice or mist on your windshield.

“In fact, you can get a £100 fine and 3 points on your licence if you drive with obscured vision.”

Underscore Gav added: “Surely, it should carry considerably more points.

“At least on the phone, you may be distracted, but you are still able to at least see the road.

“There’s no excuse for this.”

The AA has previously urged drivers to always clear their windscreen before setting off on journeys.

This should be completely clear so drivers can see every possible hazard on the road.

Failure to do this can result in drivers being issued a fine and penalty points in a major blow for many.

They said: “If you’re hurrying to get to work or do the school run, it can be tempting to drive off as soon as the ice has cleared a little.

“But this could dangerously obstruct your view of the road if there’s still ice or mist on your windshield.

“In fact, you can get a £100 fine and three points on your licence if you drive with obscured vision.”



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