A van driver has been banned from driving after he was caught behind the wheel with a frozen windscreen.

David Hyslop, 54, was told to stay off the roads for a year after being stopped on the A701 in Dumfries, Scotland, in December 2022.

He was charged with road traffic offences and was later convicted of dangerous driving last week following a trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

Hyslop was also handed a £500 fine alongside his 12-month prohibition.

Police Scotland released images of the icy blue van following his conviction to warn drivers not to drive if their vehicles are frosted.

Inspector Gavin McHallum said: “As we move into the winter months and a temperature drop, I hope this case reminds you of the importance of ensuring your vehicle is in a safe condition to be driven on our roads.

“There must be no snow or ice on your windows before you set off, so please take the time to clear your vehicle correctly.

“If you cannot see, you are putting yourself and others on the road at risk.”

The images of the van, which were published on Facebook, prompted one user to call it a “complete madness”.

Another said: “It’s a bit silly on his behalf with a hefty forfeit for an extra 2 mins of his time clearing his windscreen.”

While a second said, he should have gotten out of bed earlier to clean the frost.

Frost can be expected across the UK, as a cold snap is expected to hit this week, bringing sub-zero temperatures across the country.