ACT Policing is again reminding motorists of the dangers of failing to properly clear frost and ice from their windows following a collision on Tom Roberts Avenue in Conder early this morning (Wednesday, July 4).
Around 7.50am today, police attended a collision in which a driver, whose view was obscured by frost on her windscreen, collided with the back of an ACTION bus.
The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries.
The 20-year-old driver from Conder will be issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice for ‘driving a vehicle without clear view’.
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Collision Investigation & Reconstruction Team Detective Sergeant Jason Kennedy said it was the responsibility of motorists to ensure all their windows are free of frost as to not impede their vision when driving.
“Anyone leaving their vehicles out in sub-zero temperatures experienced in Canberra recently must take the time to defrost their windows and mirrors before heading off on their journey,” Detective Sergeant Kennedy said.
“The incident highlights how driving without a clear view is highly dangerous to yourself and to others, and may result in a collision that could cost those involved significant cost, inconvenience and injury.”