Police pull over driver whose windscreen was so frosty he 'may as well have been blindfolded'

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
The reckless driver was pulled over in Rugby, Warwickshire, on Thursday night after police became concerned about his visibility. (SWNS)

A reckless driver was pulled over when police spotted his windscreen was almost entirely covered by frost.

The motorist in Rugby, Warwickshire was spoken to on Thursday night after traffic police became concerned about his visibility.

Officers from Warwickshire Police posted pictures of the car on Facebook and Twitter - and said the motorist was effectively driving “blindfolded” by the obstruction.

Writing on the OPU Warwickshire Facebook page, the force wrote: “So... quite what the driver could see through their windscreen I'd suggest is slightly limited!

“This blindfolded driver (Well they might as well have been) was driving in Rugby when they came to our attention. Driver reported for offences. (PH) On a serious note though please take another 5 minutes to fully clear your windscreen.

“In a worst case scenario this could lead to Death by Dangerous Driving and the associated prison sentence.”

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As temperatures fall and weather becomes more treacherous, driving in winter is can pose a bigger threat to safety.

Data from the Department for Transport (DfT) directly linked 29 fatalities, 251 serious injuries and more than 2,500 smaller injuries to snow and ice in the UK.