A driver has managed to get off with a warning after being caught driving in NSW’s south with an obstructed view from their windscreen.
NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command pulled the male motorist over last week after noticing that he had stuck dozens of Coles Stikeez to his windscreen.
A NSW spokesperson said the officer explained to the man he couldn’t drive with them on his windscreen in case they obstructed his view of the road.
“He immediately complied and no further action was taken,” the spokesperson told Yahoo7 News.
NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command took to Facebook to warn drivers Stikeez should stay off vehicles’ windscreens.
“It’s always important to have a clear view out of the front windscreen and ‘Stikeez’ are not meant for the windscreen,” they wrote.
According to NSW’s road rules, drivers must not drive a motor vehicle unless the driver has a clear view of the road, and traffic, ahead.
Drivers who are found guilty of breaching this rule can face a fine of up to $337 while losing three demerits points.
“It’s important to have a clear view of the road at all times,” NRMA Road Safety Expert Dimitra Vlahomitros told Yahoo7 News.
“Use common sense. Your windscreen is not a display unit. It’s never a good idea to stick or hang anything on the windscreen that will obscure your view.
“It’s a severe penalty for good reason. It’s not just cars we’re looking out for on the road, it could be a young child or a dog which may be hard to see.”
NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol have recently been documenting a series of different offences spotted on the roads in recent weeks on Facebook, with one driver fined $448 for having a dirty number plate.