Police issuing fixed penalty £60 +3 points

from tomorrow - police in West Yorks ( quite possibly nationwide )will be handing out the above for having snow on the roof of your car and on your vehicle windows...

Just a heads up !
Enjoy the snow....

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Can't blame them I suppose.. Can't have it obscuring the view through your sun roof...

Been hearing about this for the past few hours, it's going around on Facebook etc. I didn't know if it was true or not

just seen this on FB

Everyone must have stopped going 31mph, so they haven't anything to do now....

Good!

livingthelife07

Been hearing about this for the past few hours, it's going around on … Been hearing about this for the past few hours, it's going around on Facebook etc. I didn't know if it was true or not




yeah normally people just copy and paste and never bother to google

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my ma text me earlier on - thought i'd let everyone on here know
can't see me driving tomorrow tbh !!

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ilovepink

yeah normally people just copy and paste and never bother to google



i googled b4 posting

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Jed Maxwell

Can't blame them I suppose.. Can't have it obscuring the view through … Can't blame them I suppose.. Can't have it obscuring the view through your sun roof...



LOL... Im ok... I dont have a sun roof. Fair enough on the windscreen and windows though.

They'd have made a fortune on the motorways last night for those cars stuck 'cos the ******* didnt send any gritters out!

yep-saw a senior police officer interviewed about this earlier and saying how dangerous it was,but didnt realise they were actually gonna start fining people.

Proof?

Better hope you dont get caught in a heavy snow storm when driving or you will need to stop every 5 minutes to scrape the snow off the roof.

The grand sum of 0 people will receive an FPN(E) for this!

Its on the AA website.

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Well done guys! If it's on FB or sent via a text it MUST be true.

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It's a chain email / spam thing that went around earlier in the year too.

Yes, if you didn't clear the snow off all your windows and had excessive amounts on the roof, you MAY get stopped by the police, but don't believe every bit of spam you get

in Tayside today they were issuing the fines and points for snow on top of cars
Edited by: "shedboy66" 1st Dec 2010

Good IMO.

Lulu'sMammy

Its on the AA website.


Got a link?

I can categorically state that there has been no such requirement in North Wales, but then brunstrom has retired........

Tosh & Balderdash another net rumour

Goonieman

Got a link?


I think i'm having my leg pulled....am looking now ...

good job i garage my car lol

What is the offence? Having snow on the roof???

Got any manners?


Goonieman

Got a link?

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Hold up guys! There's a bloke in Nigeria that says he can get me $598,000,876,000 if I send him my passport. I'll get that money then pay off any fines you lot get. It's true because my next door neighbour's gran who knows someone who works in an embassy in Nigeria told her. And I got an email.

Nikki999

Got any manners?


How was asking for proof bad manners?

Lulu'sMammy

I think i'm having my leg pulled....am looking now ...



i tried looking for it on there earlier as someone said it was on there and i couldnt find anything

local.stv.tv/cum…et/
they are advising atm but be careful
Edited by: "pinkshaz" 1st Dec 2010

I bet it's because people are storing illegal immigrants under the snow and driving them around the UK

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pinkshaz

http://local.stv.tv/cumbernauld/news/1629-police-advise-drivers-to-remove-snow-from-roof-and-bonnet/



But that's completely different. That's a common sense warning for idiots to follow. What we're discussing is an age old spam text/email that's been doing the rounds since time began

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pinkshaz

http://local.stv.tv/cumbernauld/news/1629-police-advise-drivers-to-remove-snow-from-roof-and-bonnet/



LOL

“Any large amount of snow could slide from a moving vehicle and onto a footpath or roadway possibly causing danger or injury to other road users or pedestrians.”

But its ok to scrape it off - or should you pack it away in the boot?

DJ1

But that's completely different. That's a common sense warning for idiots … But that's completely different. That's a common sense warning for idiots to follow. What we're discussing is an age old spam text/email that's been doing the rounds since time began


nah we got sent emails saying they were fining ppl then we got sent this saying this is what its all about basically.

what about if i can't reach the top of my van, does it still count?

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pinkshaz

nah we got sent emails saying they were fining ppl then we got sent this … nah we got sent emails saying they were fining ppl then we got sent this saying this is what its all about basically.



No you've missed the point. Driving with snow on the roof can be dangerous and you could be fined if the police thought you were driving a vehicle that was unsafe.

However the emails, texts and FB messages going round are just spam. No police force has specifically said it will be going out of its way to target drivers with snow on their cars. It happened earlier in the year (around October) it happened in January and it's happened in previous years. It's just spam

DJ1

No you've missed the point. Driving with snow on the roof can be … No you've missed the point. Driving with snow on the roof can be dangerous and you could be fined if the police thought you were driving a vehicle that was unsafe. However the emails, texts and FB messages going round are just spam. No police force has specifically said it will be going out of its way to target drivers with snow on their cars. It happened earlier in the year (around October) it happened in January and it's happened in previous years.It's just spam


yeh a know what your saying, i am saying the same but not sure its coming across that way!
we got the emails and it was spam yes but the link i put it was what i said it was basically down to, to be careful.

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nothing to report from down here .. but clear your windscreen before driving off .. thanks

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Posts be disappearing faster than the snow on top of a speeding car!

DJ1

Posts be disappearing faster than the snow on top of a speeding car!


I agree! why?

Easy way round it is to drive as quickly as you can, brake really hard and then the snow flies off. Better safe than sorry
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