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its carrying an unsecure load technically, considering the weight that snow would represent and the danger to other drivers behind.

 

beyond that its driving with undue attention or worse still and more apt imo Dangerous driving.

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got nothing to do with snow on your roof >>>

 

 

Rule 229 ( highway code )

Before you set off

• you MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice

from your windows

• you MUST ensure that lights are clean and number

plates are clearly visible and legible

• make sure the mirrors are clear and windows are demisted

thoroughly

• remove all snow that might fall into the path of other

road users

• check your planned route is clear of delays and that no

further snowfall or severe weather are predicted.

 

means that your windscreen needs to be clear ..thats all

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got nothing to do with snow on your roof >>>

 

 

Rule 229 ( highway code )

Before you set off

• remove all snow that might fall into the path of other

road users

 

means that your windscreen needs to be clear ..thats all

 

Read that bit then...perhaps your common sense will come back!

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got nothing to do with snow on your roof >>>

 

 

Rule 229 ( highway code )

Before you set off

• you MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice

from your windows

• you MUST ensure that lights are clean and number

plates are clearly visible and legible

• make sure the mirrors are clear and windows are demisted

thoroughly

• remove all snow that might fall into the path of other

road users

• check your planned route is clear of delays and that no

further snowfall or severe weather are predicted.

 

means that your windscreen needs to be clear ..thats all

 

Lol FAIL!

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got nothing to do with snow on your roof >>>

 

 

Rule 229 ( highway code )

Before you set off

• remove all snow that might fall into the path of other

road users

 

means that your windscreen needs to be clear ..thats all

 

Read that bit then...perhaps your common sense will come back!

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http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/6/4/64831-EpicWin.jpg

 

what you cant see there is that she isnt having a shower....theres six black guys stood round her giving her a golden shower....yep she's all yours :pancake:

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got nothing to do with snow on your roof >>>

 

 

Rule 229 ( highway code )

Before you set off

• remove all snow that might fall into the path of other

road users

 

means that your windscreen needs to be clear ..thats all

 

Read that bit then...perhaps your common sense will come back!

Read the FIRST few pages of The Highway Code...

 

If there is a MUST in the sentence/paragraph it means it's the law.

If there is not a MUST in the sentence/paragraph it means it's recommend, NOT law.

 

Therefore, under Rule 229 you are not legally obliged to remove snow from the roof of your vehicle if it does not hamper your vision or the visibility of your number plates and lights.

 

That said, Police will simply class it as something else to get around The Highway Code in order to prosecute road users.

"Unsafe load" for example...

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Someone printed this off at work and put it on the notice board, it was from telegraph online i think, and it had a quote very similar to this one

 

A number of forces have dismissed as an urban myth claims that they were dishing out fines.

 

But other forces have now admitted that they could take action for either dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention — or because of rule 229 of the Highway Code.

(Cant get times quote since you have to pay for times online)

 

But it said the police would only prosecute it if was proven to have caused an accident.

 

My car had abnout 5 inches of powdered snow on it when i drove the short distance to work last night, none of it fell off, but i cleared it off during my shift so the car was spotless for the way home (not because im afraid of being pulled, just because i wanted to see my car again)

 

IF that 5 inches had blown off whilst driving it wouldnt create an accident, it would have blew off in dribs and drabs and made the roads no worse than they are now! None at all

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