Monday, 23 October 2017

HGV driver fined for breaching weight restrictions

A LORRY driver has been fined £150 for breaching a weight restriction in Watlington.

A LORRY driver has been fined £150 for breaching a weight restriction in Watlington.

Carl Ellis was driving a 38 tonne vehicle in contravention of the 7.5 tonne order in place in the town and surrounding area.

Ellis, 58, from Salisbury, committed the offence on April 1. As well as the fine, he was ordered to pay £130 costs and a £20 victim surcharge by Oxford magistrates.

The case, heard on Monday, resulted from checks carried out by Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service.



Jody Kerman, operations manager for the service said: “We conduct pro-active checks at a number of locations across the county, and investigate all public reports received.

“The weight restriction covers a number of roads in Watlington and the surrounding area to prevent large vehicles from using unsuitable roads, and taking shortcuts to and from main arterial routes, such as the M40.”



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