Driver hit with three points and £100 fine after police catch them driving with 'porthole' in misty windscreen

The driver was given three points on their licence for 'placing children and other road-users at risk' by not properly clearing their misted windows.

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A driver has been fined after they were spotted with just a “porthole” wiped clear in their misted over windscreen.

Police Scotland said the vehicle was stopped in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, recently, as the schools were coming out.

The force said that the driver had not sufficiently demisted their windows “placing children and other road-users at risk”.

Undated handout photo issued by Police Scotland of a car which was stopped recently by officers in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, with just a "porthole" wiped clear in their misted over windscreen. The driver was issued with a 100 fine and three points on their licence.
Undated handout photo issued by Police Scotland of a car which was stopped recently by officers in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, with just a "porthole" wiped clear in their misted over windscreen. The driver was issued with a 100 fine and three points on their licence.

Officers shared a photo of the car windscreen misted over, with just a small view hole cleared on the driver’s side, as they urged people to ensure their vehicle is safe before setting off.

The driver was issued with a £100 fine and three points on their licence.

Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Police Division said on Facebook: “When it’s cold, wet and often icy, it’s important to take extra time to make sure your vehicle is safe for the journey ahead.

“Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Police Division Road Policing Officers stopped this vehicle in Bonhill as the schools were coming out.

“The driver had not sufficiently demisted their windows placing children and other road-users at risk.”