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Old 13.12.2006, 13:26
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Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

Warning about Iglofahen now the frosty morning are here.

Please what ever you do dont drive down the road without clearing your car windows of snow and frost. The swiss police take this very seriosly and I have known people to get 800 franc fines. But as from Jan then its a driving ban so be warned.

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Old 13.12.2006, 14:05
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

I can't find anything to back this up - where have you seen it?
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Old 13.12.2006, 14:05
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

Good advice. My friend, who was running late for work, one morning decided to only scrape the frost from the drivers side of her windscreen. She then drove around a corner straight into another car that she did not/could not see.
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

All the Swiss guys are talking about it at work so I take it as its happening. But I will ask them to find out more.

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Old 15.12.2006, 09:29
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

Maybe it is growing up in a very cold and snowy climate, but I can't imagine trying to drive without having everything cleared off. Hop in the car, start it up and get the heat going while you clean off the windows - not only can you see through the windows then, but you'll also have a nice, warm car to drive off in!
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Old 15.12.2006, 09:32
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

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I can't find anything to back this up - where have you seen it?
It's police campaign they pull out every few years - usually reported somewhere in the press.

It is so frustrating to clear the windows only to hop in the car puffing hard after the exercise to find your breath freezes up the inside.

This is the season that an underground garage is much appreciated, or at least a heated windscreen...
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Old 15.12.2006, 09:42
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

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It is so frustrating to clear the windows only to hop in the car puffing hard after the exercise to find your breath freezes up the inside.
That's why you start the car and get the heat going with the defroster blowing! (well, that and it helps to melt the gunk on the windshield/screen)
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

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It is so frustrating to clear the windows only to hop in the car puffing hard after the exercise to find your breath freezes up the inside.
In case anyone doesnt know this old trick, and I'm suprised by how many people dont......

As crazy as it seems in winter, put the AirCon on full blast at the same time as the heater. The AirCon sucks the moisture out of the cabin air, so reduces available moisture that can fog up the inside of the windows. Adjust the AC controls down once you have clear windows.
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

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In case anyone doesnt know this old trick, and I'm suprised by how many people dont......

As crazy as it seems in winter, put the AirCon on full blast at the same time as the heater. The AirCon sucks the moisture out of the cabin air, so reduces available moisture that can fog up the inside of the windows. Adjust the AC controls down once you have clear windows.
Quite a few modern cars have a special AC mode for demisting. It blasts the windscreen with warm, dehumidifed air. Works really well.

Of course the best solution is to get an underground garage space. I ran an old Golf Cabrio when in Switzerland and never had any 'early morning,car frozen' problems even in the depths of the coldest winter. Definitely worth the cash but garage spaces get very expensive in high-rent areas.


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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

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In case anyone doesnt know this old trick, and I'm suprised by how many people dont......

As crazy as it seems in winter, put the AirCon on full blast at the same time as the heater. The AirCon sucks the moisture out of the cabin air, so reduces available moisture that can fog up the inside of the windows. Adjust the AC controls down once you have clear windows.
It works but then the whole humidity of the interior of the car is out of wack and I have to keep turning the A/C back on, alternating with the heat because I am freezing my butt off, so I find it is best to try to avoid using the A/C.
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

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Warning about Iglofahen now the frosty morning are here.

DC
How come this thread got woken up in May? I know the seasons are changing over, but this is crazy. Still it is after midnight, perhaps I am dreaming.
Anyway, one snowy winter morning, a car stopped for me to cross the road (they really do sometimes!) and when I looked towards the car, I saw that the whole windscreen was completely covered in snow. Not even the tiniest hole to look through. For a moment I wondered how the driver had seen me... then the snow slipped further down onto the bonnet and I realised it had all slidden forwards off the car roof as she put the brakes on. I don't know which of us was more surprised, me or the driver, but potentially it was very dangerous indeed.
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Re: Warning Iglo Driving [driving with your windows frosted over]

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It works but then the whole humidity of the interior of the car is out of wack and I have to keep turning the A/C back on, alternating with the heat because I am freezing my butt off, so I find it is best to try to avoid using the A/C.
Hmm... in my car the A/C doesn't work if the outside temperature is below zero degrees... but maybe that's an Audi thing.
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