Drivers warned they face huge £2,500 fine for not clearing FROST from windscreens this winter

Police could pull you over even if you are not committing any other driving offence

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Drivers are being warned they could face huge fines of £2,500 for not clearing frost from their windscreens this winter.

As we head into the winter and temperatures continue to drop, motorists will be more likely to find frost on their windscreens in the mornings.

But as many people rush to work or to drop their children off at school, they often fail to fully clear the frost, allowing a clear view of the road.

And some drivers may not realise that failing to remove the frost could see you pick up a fine, even if you are not committing any other driving offences.

Drivers are being warned they could face huge fines of £2,500 for not clearing frost from their windscreens
Drivers are being warned they could face huge fines of £2,500 for not clearing frost from their windscreens

Police could pull you over if they feel that the windscreen or windows aren’t fully cleared and therefore causing a safety risk.

Fines for such an offence can be as severe as £2,500, while you could also be handed three penalty points.

Insurance company Comparethemarket said: "When it’s icy or snowy, drivers need to make sure their windows and mirrors are clear and demisted, their lights are clean, and that their number plates are clearly visible and legible before they set off.

“It’s also important to remove any snow from the top of the car, as this could fall off into the path of other road users or block the view from the front or back windscreen."

Julie Daniels, from Comparethemarket added: "It’s essential that drivers stick to the rules of the road all-year-round, but staying alert and in control of the vehicle is especially important during winter, where the colder weather can present additional hazards.

"Checking that your tyres have good pressure and enough tread for grip, topping your screenwash with a formula containing antifreeze, and making sure that your battery is well-maintained are a few things that can be done in preparation,” as quoted by the Liverpool Echo