Once again we see the popular social media sites spreading some serious #fakenews. Now this isn’t being done deliberately, but simply by some people believing everything they read and treating social media sites like official news.
Which current story are we talking about ?
“Your Insurance is invalid if you drive in an area with a red zone weather warning”
There are so many reasons that this would be impossible to enforce, eg
What happens of you are already out on the roads and a red zone is declared ? Do you just get out of your car and walk ?
That doesn’t mean that you carry on as normal when it snows as there are certain criteria that you can be prosecuted when driving in the snow, here’s a few of the most popular.
- You must clear your vehicle of any ice and snow. It may seem a load of hassle to clear your roof of snow, however when the car warms up, it starts to melt and come loose, and when you brake, it can then slide down the windscreen and block your view of the road ahead. Imagine that happening on the motorway ?
- All of your lights must be visible THIS INCLUDES THE LIGHT OVER YOUR NUMBER PLATE.
- Your number plate must be visible to the front and rear. (This could invalidate your insurance if it is stolen or in an accident)
- Careless or dangerous driving.
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For more info on this #fakenews click here for the Mirrors story