Stay ventilated this summer…

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Many people will be familiar with the ‘latest news’ feeds that pop up on web browsers and the like. And quite often they can be an interesting source of news, though as is to be expected, some of it is rather more sensationalist than informative. Always with an eye out for road safety issues, the CBW team was surprised to read a headline warning of a “Highway Code air-conditioning rule that could lead to £5,000 fine.”

Of course, we had to read on, especially since the big news had been penned by Birmingham Live and shared by the Daily Mail, no less. How could air-conditioning net drivers a fine? Correspondents James Rodger and Hannah Mackenzie Wood must have been having a slow news day as they wrote the piece, which warned drivers: “With the summer weather rolling in, many of us will be blasting our car’s air conditioning to keep us cool amid rising temperatures. However, motorists are being warned about an air-conditioning rule that could land them with a £5,000 fine.

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