Penalty points for not defrosting windows

Penalty points for not defrosting windows

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

Jonathan McNabb


Jonathan McNabb


A Portadown man, who never defrosted his front screen window and was involved in a road traffic collision, has had his licence endorsed with six penalty points.

The case of Stephen Lynas, (52), of Drumcarn Gardens, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse on Wednesday, September 22.

The court heard that on January 22 this year, officers received a report of a road traffic collision from the injured party after he noticed damage caused to his vehicle the next day.

A statement from the injured party stated that both drivers exchanged details but that Lynas’ window was still frozen and he had a limited view of the road.

During an interview with the police, Lynas confirmed that his driving was “poor” due to the icy road conditions and that he didn’t de-frost his window.

Lynas pleaded guilty to a charges of driving without insurance, driving without due care and attention and driving when unable to have full view of road.

In his defence, the court was told that Lynas pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and that he didn’t realise his insurance had lapsed.

Deputy District Judge Laura Ievers imposed a £200 fine and six penalty points for no insurance, a £200 fine for driving without due care and attention and a £100 fine for not having a full view of the road.

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