Motorists warned about snow on car roofs
Snow on car roofs
While there is no specific legislation regarding snow on cars, drivers could be responsible if it causes an accident.
“If it slips over the windscreen, or flies into the path of another car, it could leave the driver open to being penalised for driving without due care and attention or careless or inconsiderate driving,” North Yorkshire Police said in a statement.
“Any snow left on vehicle bodywork, such as the bonnet or roof, could slide onto lights or windows causing dangerous obstruction to vision of the driver or signals to other road users.”
“Snow could also slide from a moving vehicle and onto a footpath or roadway possibly causing danger or injury to other road users or pedestrians.”
Rule 229 of the Highway Code states, in a section entitled ‘driving in adverse weather conditions’, that snow should be removed from your car.
The full rule says: ‘Before you set off you MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows. You MUST ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible, make sure the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly.
‘Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users. Check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted.’
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Before you set off
you MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows
you MUST ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible
make sure the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly
remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users
check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted.
Laws CUR reg 30, RVLR reg 23, VERA sect 43 & RV(DRM)R reg 11
Rule 230 of the Highway Code
When driving in icy or snowy weather, drive with care, even if the roads have been treated, keep well back from the road user in front as stopping distances can be ten times greater than on dry roads.
Take care when overtaking vehicles spreading salt or other de-icer, particularly if you are riding a motorcycle or cycle.
Watch out for snowploughs which may throw out snow on either side. Do not overtake them unless the lane you intend to use has been cleared. Be prepared for the road conditions to change over relatively short distances.
Listen to travel bulletins and take note of variable message signs that may provide information about weather, road and traffic conditions ahead.
Paint Protection Film installed on my vehicle?
What if I want to have a car wash wax or wash it?
You should treat the paint protection film shield the same as you normally do to the rest of the car’s paint. Just make sure it’s fully dry from installation and all edges are properly adhered before doing so (no flapping edges). High pressure washes will not affect the film kit as long as you avoid spraying the high pressure nozzle directly at the protection films edges from a ridiculously close distance (this isn’t good for your paint any way).
What can be done about wax build up along the seams and how can I avoid it?
A. Most installers do not inform their customers about the “wax lines”. It is important for the vehicle’s owner to understand that wax will leave a white line on the seam. We would recommend not waxing over the seams and waxing the film and uncovered portions separately to keep from wax build up. If you accidentally wax over the seam, just use a wet towel and rub it off. Another caution is to avoid buffing over the seams, which creates a noticeable wax line as well.
How much does it cost to have Paint Protection Film installed on my vehicle?
A. This is a question for your Certified Installer. There are many makes and models of cars, trucks, RVs and boats. On personal vehicles, Paint Protection Film is most often used to cover the front portion of the hood. Paint Protection Film is also commonly applied to painted bumpers, mirror backs, truck bed rails, door handle inserts, door edges, rocker panels, mirror backs, wheel openings, etc. Any painted surface of a car, truck, van, SUV, RV, boat or motorcycle that is susceptible to bug damage and rock chips can be covered with paint protection film. Since the amount of film required and difficulty of application will vary by vehicle model, Paint Protection Film suggests you contact Certified Installers near you for their recommendations and price quotes.
Can Paint Protection Film be used on boats or other watercraft?
A. Yes. Paint Protection Film is effective on applications above the water line, the sides to protect from docks, the deck to protect from foot traffic, and over teak and other woods to help preserve them. Marine requirements are different than automotive.
Paint Protection Kits For Road Cars
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