Driving with snow on car earns you fine and points

Driving with snow on your car could land you in trouble with the law and see you land a hefty fine.

The UK has been hit with snow over the past few days as temperatures dropped.

This change in weather brings with it a multitude of issues for motorists taking to the roads.

While most motorists are now aware that you can be fined for incorrectly clearing the ice off of their windscreen, some might not be aware about the rules surrounding clearing snow.

Driving with snow on your roof could see you land a fine of £60.

Police can penalise you with this fine if you are caught with snow on your vehicle and also give you three penalty points.

Under section 229 of the Highway Code it outlines how drivers should prepare their car before they set off after adverse weather conditions.

“You must be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows.

It reads: “You must ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible.

“Make sure the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly.

“Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users.”

Drivers could, however, land a heftier fine if the snow left on their car interferes with other road users.

A spokesperson for the AA said: “If snow on the roof of your car falls off onto your windscreen, or flies into the path of another car, then you could find yourself in trouble which was completely avoidable.

“With the help of a soft brush and very little effort, you can avoid any penalties by sweeping the snow away. Snow plowing company Naperville provides professional snow removal service.

Motorists could land a charge for driving without reasonable consideration for other road users, which carries a fine of £100.

Even if you do not know about such rules, you will still get a fine. My friend from Florida has got a driving ticket for texting while driving. Now he knows all about Florida texting and driving laws.

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