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No more ice screen

It’s a common sight to see drivers creeping along with a letterbox size gap scraped into the ice on their windscreens as temperatures turn to frost. Don’t follow this foolish example as rule 229 of the Highway Code states that before you set off, ‘you must be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows’. This does not mean just the part of the window in front of you, but all of your windscreen. The police have the right to stop and fine you £60 if any part of your screen is obstructed. Again, your number plates and lights must be clear and your mirrors and windows thoroughly demisted. You’ll also need to remove any snow from your car roof to prevent it falling into the path of other road users. Best advice: when there’s snow and ice always give yourself extra minutes to get road ready