Police warning to drivers for winter weather

Winter driving conditions can be hazardous
Winter driving conditions can be hazardous

Did you know that having obscured lights or empty washer jets could land you with a fine or being reported?

Officers from Aberdeenshire and Moray’s Road Policing Unit will be taking part in a national campaign this week to encourage drivers to prepare for winter driving as well as to highlight vehicle defects that could result in a fine or court appearance.

Having no fluid in your washer jets or having obscured lights could result in a £50 fine and having an obscured registration plate leave the motorist with a £100 fine.

As part of the campaign officers will also be offering tips on how to drive in difficult conditions and what checks should be carried out regularly on vehicles.

Members of the public will be able to get video tips by Roads Policing officers from Police Scotland’s social media sites [both Grampian region social media sites and national sites].

Aberdeenshire and Moray Roads Policing Inspector Ewan Innes said: “Officers from the Roads Policing Unit will be conducting patrols throughout the week, as well as over the winter months, to ensure that drivers are aware of the preparations they need to make to ensure their safety in hazardous conditions.”