your windows and make sure they're fully cleared of any frost, snow or ice
Learners now must navigate for 20 minutes using a sat-nav, and explain how to test the brakes, clean the windscreen and demist
their windows while driving.
Most people are aware that it is a legal requirement that before driving you need to ensure your windshield is clear from any obstructions, including ice -- which means you have to thoroughly de-ice and demist
your vehicle before setting off.
Part-funded by LEVC, manufacturer of the iconic black cab, this study forms a portion of the wider DEMiSt
research project funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which aims to understand the determinants of urban pollution exposure to professional drivers for a range of occupations, vehicle types and driving conditions.
Make sure you demist
all your windows inside your car so you can see out of them.
There are also full LED front and rear headlights with integrated daytime running lights, automatic headlights and wipers, automatic climate control with quick demist
function, a leather steering wheel and rear electric windows.
To clarify terminology, the defrost duct is the HVAC duct that will direct airflow from the HVAC module to the front windshield, while the demist
duct is the HVAC duct that directs airflow to the side windows.
Rule 229 also dictates that drivers must: | Demist
and clear all mirrors | Clean all lights | Make sure their number plates are visible | Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other drivers | Check their planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls are predicted | A windscreen mostly covered in ice can keep you from noticing pedestrians waiting to cross the road at a zebra crossing or another hazard.
Do not turn your heaters on full blast to demist
your car windscreen on a cold morning.
There's a small strip of buttons for locking, demist
and hazard lights and then virtually everything else is controlled by the touchscreen, making for a very clean-looking interior.
Also make sure the heaters are working so that windscreen and windows can demist
," added Hodges.
Leave enough time to thoroughly demist
the inside of your car before setting off - don't start moving until you have good all-round visibility.