Well, it could, no it was, me being lazy... but this is more in a way of a 'warning' to anyone else lazy... Whilst cleaning my car today in between the snow flurries, the sun came out and bathed my car in light... so I needed to move it forward 3 feet. I had the wipers in valet position, and when I started the car everything was fine. As soon as I moved though they went smacking down on the windscreen popping both blades off the wipers, and sticking a 1inch black line on where the wiper shaft came down the white bonnet! luckily, I have managed to removed the mark easily from the bonnet, and it turned out to not be as much of an issue as the noises suggested... but just in case you are thinking about moving the car with the wiper blades up... Don't! End of public service announcement?!