Driver ‘spotted with tiny peephole’ in misted windscreen fined

Officers said the driver had not sufficiently cleared their windows 'placing children and other road-users at risk'.

Driver ‘spotted with tiny peephole’ in misted windscreen fined Police ScotlandiStock
The driver was issued with a £100 fine and three points on their licence.

A driver has been fined after they were spotted by police with just a tiny peephole wiped clear in their misted windscreen.

Officers pulled over the car in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, as pupils were due to come out of schools in the area.

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

The Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Police Division shared a photo of the vehicle’s windscreen misted over, with just a small peephole cleared on the driver’s side.

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

A spokesperson for the force 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.”