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

The almost entirely iced up windscreen of a driver pulled over by police iin Rugby, Warks., on Thursday (20/2). See SWNS story SWMDwindow. Cops pulled over a "blindfolded" motorist who drove with frost almost entirely covering their windscreen. The reckless driver was pulled over in Rugby, Warks., on Thursday (20/2) night after traffic cops became concerned about his visibility. Officers from Warwickshire Police posted pictures of the car on Facebook, saying the motorist was effectively driving “blindfolded.” Writing on the OPU Warwickshire page, they wrote: “So... quite what the driver could see through their windscreen I'd suggest is slightly limited!

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.

The almost entirely iced up windscreen of a driver pulled over by police iin Rugby, Warks., on Thursday (20/2). See SWNS story SWMDwindow. Cops pulled over a "blindfolded" motorist who drove with frost almost entirely covering their windscreen. The reckless driver was pulled over in Rugby, Warks., on Thursday (20/2) night after traffic cops became concerned about his visibility. Officers from Warwickshire Police posted pictures of the car on Facebook, saying the motorist was effectively driving “blindfolded.” Writing on the OPU Warwickshire page, they wrote: “So... quite what the driver could see through their windscreen I'd suggest is slightly limited!

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."

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.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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