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Police warn Highland motorists to ensure vehicles are safe to drive in winter conditions

By Gregor White

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The driver of this vehicle was stopped by police in Aviemore.
The driver of this vehicle was stopped by police in Aviemore.

Police have called on Highland motorists to give themselves extra time when preparing to drive this winter.

The warning came after a driver was stopped in Aviemore driving with a windscreen almost entirely iced up.

Officers released an image of the car on social media.

Sergeant Johnstone, of Aviemore police station, said: "This motorist decided to try and save some time this morning by not clearing his windscreen properly.

"He was delayed considerably when police stopped him and offered him advice regarding the dangers of his actions.

"It is also likely to cost him £100 and three points on his licence.

"Please allow for extra time when travelling in the winter conditions and ensure your vehicle is safe to drive.

"As part of Operation Cedar we will be carrying out additional traffic stops over the winter and festive period."

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