Motorists could be fined £100 whereas driving in the rain as a result of easy fault with their wiper blades.
Drivers are required to maintain their car’s wiper blades in good working situation and verify them usually.
New analysis means that two-thirds of UK motorists don’t know when to alter their wiper blades and could face a fine.
Halfords is now urging motorists to keep away from touchdown a fine in unhealthy climate by checking the blades and ensure they aren’t breaking the regulation.
Wipers that don’t clear the windscreen correctly have an effect on drivers’ visibility and depend as an MOT fail.
Motorists may be handed a £50 mounted penalty discover for driving a car in this situation.
Police could additionally penalise you for careless driving which carries bigger punishments.
You could be handed an on-the-spot £100 fine which may rise to £5,000 in case your case is taken to courtroom.
Many drivers (16 per cent) would watch for a storage to inform them a wiper blade needs to be changed – regardless of the undeniable fact that a difficulty will not be picked up for a lot of months throughout an annual service or MOT.
An additional 15 per cent would wait till they start to screech and 13 per cent admitted they merely didn’t know when to alter them.
Faye Doolittle, Halfords’ moist climate knowledgeable says; “Robust wind and torrential rain could trigger bother for these with dodgy wiper blades.
“Our analysis reveals that there are more likely to be many motorists on the market struggling to see as their wiper blades fail to deal with the components.
“Poor visibility doesn’t simply make driving in the rain disagreeable and extra tiring however failing to see a hazard rapidly slows your response time.
“This will add a number of car lengths to your stopping distance and make the distinction between avoiding a collision and never.”