Northampton

Frosty windscreen driver leaves police 'speechless'

Car with a frost-covered windscreen in Northamptonshire. Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption The road safety patrol officer said the frost-covered car windscreen was "one of the worst" cases they had seen

A car being driven with just a small gap in its frost-covered windscreen has been photographed by police.

Traffic officers in Northampton said they were left "speechless" when they snapped the vehicle during a patrol in Wootton Hope Drive.

The force's Safer Roads Team called it "one of the worst" cases they had seen in a long time when temperatures dropped -2C.

The team reported more than 15 drivers for failing to clear their windows.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswomen confirmed the drivers will be prosecuted for failing to have a clear view of the road.

The offence carries a penalty of three points on a driver's licence and a £100 fine.

Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption The car was one of more than 15 reported by a road safety crew on Thursday for not clearing their windscreens

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