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Police Catch Man Driving Snow Covered Car With 'Practically Zero Visibility'

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Police Catch Man Driving Snow Covered Car With 'Practically Zero Visibility'

Clearing your car of snow and ice is inconvenient most of the time, but it's necessary. One motorist proved this when he attempted to drive a car covered almost entirely in snow - before being stopped by police.

The man was charged with dangerous driving after manoeuvring his red car with a windscreen almost completely covered in snow save for a tiny space he'd cleared.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Cops said it was the 'most extreme lack of preparation' they'd ever seen.

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The driver was stopped shortly before 10am yesterday morning (11 February), as the car was being driven on a road at the Dunsinane Industrial Estate in Dundee, Scotland.

Scathing social media users branded the man 'brainless' and 'a muppet'.

One person said: "This driver must have been last in the queue when brains were handed out makes me wonder how some of them pass their driving tests."

Another added: "I can barely believe that's real, if it's genuine, that clown should be never be anywhere near a road with a vehicle."

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Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

A third said: "On first glance I though this was a joke. Absolute muppet.

"So glad no one was hurt. Should have the book thrown at them - possibly knock some sense into them."

Tayside Roads Policing Unit's Inspector Greg Burns said: "Our officers genuinely could not believe what they were seeing when they saw this car today.

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"Yes, it's an inconvenience having to clear your car of snow when there's been significant snowfall, but it is an absolute necessity."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

He went on: "This man has put himself and other road users and pedestrians at huge risk by driving the car in this condition. He had practically zero visibility forwards, and it is nothing short of miraculous that no one was hurt.

"It is a driver's responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is safe to drive and is prepared adequately for the weather conditions being experienced, and it's not an exaggeration to say that this is just about the most extreme example of lack of preparation that we've ever seen.

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"Please - take the time to clear your car, and be safe."

If you need to know how to de-ice your car safely it's worth taking a look at these top tips.

First of all it's best to turn on the engine and wipe all the snow away. Get a scraper and don't use boiling water, whatever you do.

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Topics: Weather, UK News

Rebecca Shepherd
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