HUMBERSIDE POLICE have issued a press release warning residents of bogus text messages that are being sent to people. Purporting to be from the police, the text messages threaten to prosecute drivers with excessive snow on their vehicle’s roof.
The Police Force would like to make it clear that it has not sent this text message out, and it is not the sort of text message that they would normally send.
The press release gives the following advice on the issue:
“If there is an excessive amount of snow on a vehicle’s roof it could cause visibility problems if it shifts down over the windscreen of the vehicle or cause problems to other road users if it lands on their vehicle. Such a vehicle could be classed as being in a dangerous condition. However, there have been no reports this week of anyone being prosecuted in relation to this.”