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Potential dangers of not removing the snow, ice off your vehicle before driving

Potential dangers of not removing the snow, ice off your vehicle before drivingThe accumulation of snow and ice on the vehicle can have significant impacts on both the driver and those around. Experts explain why it is important to remove all the ice and snow from your vehicle before driving.



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Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crash

Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crashThe Duke of Edinburgh could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course, it has emerged, as police continue to investigate a crash which left two women hospitalised. The Duke, 97, is understood to have no intention of giving up driving, having been photographed on public roads driving a new car less than 48 hours after the accident. He is understood to be complying with a Norfolk Police investigation, which will see him interviewed about what happened. Two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be asked for their recollections of the accident, after their Kia Carens collided with the Duke’s Land Rover Freelander on the A149 on Thursday. Both police and palace have emphasised that the investigation will be conducted in the same way as any other traffic accident, despite one of the involved parties being married to the Queen. That process would see him interviewed in the coming days, before police officers recommend whether to proceed with charging anyone involved. The scene of the crash, on the A149 at Sandringham The Duke has already passed an eye test as part of the investigation, celebrating by defiantly driving himself around the public roads near to Sandringham alone less than 48 hours after the accident. He was caught on camera driving in dark glasses without wearing a seatbelt, in a gesture that has been criticised by onlookers. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are aware of the photograph. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of or receiving such images showing this type of offence.” The law states that drivers can be fined up to £500 if caught without a seatbelt. The Duke of Edinburgh drives the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama during their visit to Windsor Credit: Geoff Pugh If the Duke was found to be at fault for the Sandringham accident, he could be charged with driving without due care and attention, which carries a maximum penalty of nine points on a driving record and a £5,000 fine. It is thought unlikely that a prosecution would come to court. A police source said yesterday that non-royal drivers involved in a similar collision would more likely be offered a drivers’ awareness course, with improving their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case. The Duke reportedly said "I'm such a fool" after being pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia close to Sandringham. Witnesses claim he had told police at the scene he had been “dazzled” by the low sun at 2.45pm. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.”



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'Bird Box Challenge' crash: Teen was driving with eyes covered, police say

'Bird Box Challenge' crash: Teen was driving with eyes covered, police sayPolice in Utah say a teen driver covered her eyes and participated in the so-called "Bird Box Challenge" when she crashed into another vehicle Monday.



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Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested for drunk driving

Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested for drunk drivingMeghan Markle's half-brother has been arrested by police in the United States for drink driving. Thomas Markle Jr, 52, was stopped by authorities in Oregon at 1:33am on Friday morning, according to gossip website TMZ. Mr Markle Jr, who is estranged from the Duchess of Sussex and has had a long history of run-ins with the law, reportedly failed a sobriety test, and was visibly drunk. He was taken to the police sobering center near his home, in Grants Pass, and his Chevy Silverado was impounded. In January 2017 Mr Markle Jr was arrested following a drunken row with his girlfriend, in which he threatened her with a gun. He then vowed he was going to seek help for his alcoholism. The duchess's father, Thomas Markle Sr, told the site: "My son has a serious problem and he needs help, and I hope he gets it."  Mr Markle Jr's sister, Samantha, added: "His drinking is not related to Meghan. He always drank."



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Rep. Meadows: Pelosi is driving conversation over partial government shutdown negotiations

Rep. Meadows: Pelosi is driving conversation over partial government shutdown negotiationsMark Meadows says Democrats’ vote does not match their rhetoric on border security.



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7 of the Best Snow Tires You Can Fit for Winter Driving

7 of the Best Snow Tires You Can Fit for Winter Driving



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Woolsey Fire: Woman captures dramatic video driving through flames while fleeing wildfire in Malibu

Woolsey Fire: Woman captures dramatic video driving through flames while fleeing wildfire in MalibuRebecca Hackett though she was going to die as she drove through flames in Malibu, California while fleeing the devastating Woolsey Fire.



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28-year-old woman dies after being shot while driving in Georgia

28-year-old woman dies after being shot while driving in GeorgiaAspiring model Kelsey Quayle died after a head-on traffic collision that occurred after she sustained a gunshot wound while driving.



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California: man driving wife to hospital to give birth arrested by Ice agents

California: man driving wife to hospital to give birth arrested by Ice agentsThe surveillance footage showed the agents handcuffing Arrona and taking him away, leaving a sobbing Venegas alone. A woman from California said she had to drive herself to the hospital to give birth alone, after her husband was arrested by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or Ice. María del Carmen Venegas told a Spanish-language TV station, KMEX-TV, that she and her husband, Joel Arrona–Lara, 36, were driving to the hospital for a planned C–section on Wednesday when they stopped for gas in San Bernardino, just east of Los Angeles.



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ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico

ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in MexicoJoel Arrona-Lara was arrested for being undocumented while en route to his wife's c-section.



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