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Ice warnings to car drivers who are also told to clear snow from windscreens - or face fines!

Police across the south are warning drivers that ice patches will continue as temperatures plunge below zero.

Car skidded into Telegraph pole Credit: Surrey Police

And they warn drivers who do not clear snow from their cars, making them unsafe to drive, face on the spot fines - as this chap did below. He was stopped by traffic police in Hedge End near Southampton and issued with a £50 fine.

Fined for not driving safely Credit: @HedgeEndCops
Not much of a view! Credit: @HegeEndCops

If you’re planning to drive today please ensure that you have cleared your vehicle of snow. Your reg no. & lights should be clear of snow & you should clear all windows. Also clear snow from roof of vehicle as snow & ice flying off can be dangerous to other road users.

– Hampshire Police
Drivers asked to clear cars of snow Credit: Hampshire Police