Driver caught using string to operate windscreen wipers

The driver of a van who operated his windscreen wipers using a piece of string has had the vehicle seized by police.

Saturday, 9th September 2017, 1:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:24 am
Police were stunned to find this van with its windscreen wipers being 'powered' by a piece of string.

Officers from Sandwell, West Midlands, said the thread was attached to the gearstick - labelling it an “inventive” way to clean the windscreen.

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Police said the van was taken off the road, joking it was “knot acceptable”.

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group added: “Of all the defects found on numerous dangerous vehicles in Sandwell today this was the most amusing.”