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If you use your scraper incorrectly, you risk cracking your windscreen and incurring a large punishment. Contributor to Getty Images
One of the most tedious activities in the winter is scraping your windscreen before leaving the house – especially when it’s bitterly cold outside.
It’ll only get worse if you damage your windscreen in the process.
If you’re found driving with an obstructed view of the road, you could face a £1,000 punishment.
Make sure you do it appropriately this winter by only applying mild to moderate pressure to your windscreen.
The frost on your vehicle could include rocks and other sharp objects that, if touched too hard, could fracture your windshield.
Turning on the car and leaving the heaters on for five to ten minutes will also make your life simpler and eliminate the need to push hard to clear any ice.
Some luxury glass ice scrapers have arrived on the market, however utilizing such a material in our mild winters can be dangerous.
Even if it takes a little more effort, plastic or rubber is the safer option.
Finally, never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever
Many drivers attempt to “break” the frost on their windscreen by whacking it with a scraper, which may seem obvious.
Don’t be tempted to do that, no matter how cold your fingertips are.
We’ve also warned readers of some of the more daring remedies to a frosty windscreen, such as a potentially dangerous sandwich bag trick that went popular on TikTok.
“Using a windscreen ice scraper, or the vehicle’s heater with the engine running (but never leaving the car) will probably work just as quickly,” an AA official suggested.
Here are ten important vehicle inspections to perform before hitting the road this winter.
And these are the driving rules and regulations to remember as the weather drops.