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Footage captured by a fellow motorist shows the foolhardy driver of a blue Jaguar XF travelling along a busy Leicestershire road with the view through the windscreen completely obscured but for a tiny hole in the snow. This is the shocking video of a motorist risking the lives of others by driving a snow-covered Jaguar XF with just a peephole to see through. The footage was shot by Mark Saunders on Cambridge Road, between Cosby and Whetstone in Leicestershire. The 31-year-old, from Blaby, captured it on an in-car camera installed for insurance purposes after he was involved in a collision where fault was disputed. He filmed the incident on March 25 on his drive to work. He said: "I was amazed by what I saw coming toward me. It was sheer lunacy. "I could not believe what I had seen. The area they had cleared appeared to be the size of a small plate at best. "The thick cover of snow around this tiny hole also remained on the roof and covered the entire rear of the car. They had no visibility apart from a tiny hole they'd made in the snow or ice on the windscreen. "You can only hope he or she got to wherever they were going without hurting someone." Luke Bosdet, spokesman for the AA, said: "There is absolutely no excuse. It is pure laziness and stupidity. "It is difficult to even begin to imagine how they thought their car was safe to drive in this condition. The tragedy is, it is not the first case of its kind this winter. This driver does not have a clear view of the road and would be completely blind to what was on their left-hand side. "If, for example, they hit and injured a cyclist, a judge would show no mercy. Frankly, there is simply no excuse for this driver not taking just five minutes to clear snow from his or her windscreen." Ellen Booth, senior campaigns officer, at road safety campaign group Brake, said: "Being able to see the road ahead is one of the most basic requirements of safe driving, so driving with such limited visibility is highly dangerous. "It is vital that drivers ensure they remove all snow from their vehicle before setting off, so they have full visibility and prevent snow falling off and causing a hazard to others when driving." A still image of the car and the footage has been given to Leicestershire Police. A force spokeswoman said: "If this is genuine it could amount to dangerous driving - and worse if someone was injured." Source: Caters News Agency Get the latest headlines http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Subscribe to The Telegraph http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=telegraphtv Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/telegraph.co.uk Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/telegraph Follow us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/102891355072777008500/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Daily Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.
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Motorist sees through 'porthole' in snow-covered windscreen
Footage captured by a fellow motorist shows the foolhardy driver of a blue Jaguar XF travelling along a busy Leicestershire road with the view through the windscreen completely obscured but for a tiny hole in the snow. This is the shocking video of a motorist risking the lives of others by driving a snow-covered Jaguar XF with just a peephole to see through. The footage was shot by Mark Saunders on Cambridge Road, between Cosby and Whetstone in Leicestershire. The 31-year-old, from Blaby, captured it on an in-car camera installed for insurance purposes after he was involved in a collision where fault was disputed. He filmed the incident on March 25 on his drive to work. He said: "I was amazed by what I saw coming toward me. It was sheer lunacy. "I could not believe what I had seen. The area they had cleared appeared to be the size of a small plate at best. "The thick cover of snow around this tiny hole also remained on the roof and covered the entire rear of the car. They had no visibility apart from a tiny hole they'd made in the snow or ice on the windscreen. "You can only hope he or she got to wherever they were going without hurting someone." Luke Bosdet, spokesman for the AA, said: "There is absolutely no excuse. It is pure laziness and stupidity. "It is difficult to even begin to imagine how they thought their car was safe to drive in this condition. The tragedy is, it is not the first case of its kind this winter. This driver does not have a clear view of the road and would be completely blind to what was on their left-hand side. "If, for example, they hit and injured a cyclist, a judge would show no mercy. Frankly, there is simply no excuse for this driver not taking just five minutes to clear snow from his or her windscreen." Ellen Booth, senior campaigns officer, at road safety campaign group Brake, said: "Being able to see the road ahead is one of the most basic requirements of safe driving, so driving with such limited visibility is highly dangerous. "It is vital that drivers ensure they remove all snow from their vehicle before setting off, so they have full visibility and prevent snow falling off and causing a hazard to others when driving." A still image of the car and the footage has been given to Leicestershire Police. A force spokeswoman said: "If this is genuine it could amount to dangerous driving - and worse if someone was injured." Source: Caters News Agency Get the latest headlines http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Subscribe to The Telegraph http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=telegraphtv Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/telegraph.co.uk Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/telegraph Follow us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/102891355072777008500/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Daily Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.
Date: 4/1/13
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