BEHAVIOUR: Warning to drivers

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This is a note to Northumberland County Council, thanking it for the initiative aimed at encouraging us to make use of our windscreen washers.

I was driving along Northumbrian Road in Cramlington when an employee of the local authority emitted projectile spittle and phlegm from the window of a council flat-back van on to my windscreen.

I had more than enough windscreen washer in my car so that the wipers were able to disperse the snotty gunk.

If this were a pilot project, I believe it should now be carried out around the county to encourage drivers to ensure that windscreen washers are full and wipers operational in preparation for winter.

But for the matter of a few centimetres, the projectile would have entered my open window, hitting me in the face. I would have been able to test whether wet-wipes really do kill 99.9 per cent of all germs.

Thank you Northumberland County Council.

Richard Abbott-Brailey

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