Driver fined for breaking weight restriction

Posted on Friday 9th October 2009 at 8:23 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

A driver has been fined £105 and ordered to pay £500 costs for breaking a weight restriction in Wickwar.

Nicholas Clark, 46, of Kirby Bellars, Melton Mowbray sent his guilty plea by post when the case was heard at North Avon Magistrates Court on Tuesday 6 October.

He was prosecuted by South Gloucestershire Council for driving an articulated heavy goods vehicle through an 18 tonne environmental weight restriction in the village of Wickwar.

Mr Clark was seen driving his 28 tonne vehicle along Wickwar High Street on Tuesday 21 April by two officers from South Gloucestershire Council’s Trading Standards.

The officers were in the village carrying out a weight restriction enforcement check.

Executive member for communities, Cllr Heather Goddard, said: “Drivers of all vehicles should pay attention to road traffic signs, especially drivers of heavy goods vehicles who need to be aware of the restrictions in place.

“It is not good enough to burden local people living in South Gloucestershire villages with noise and pollution from vehicles which should not be driving through these locations in the first place.”

Trading standards and licensing manager, Mark Pullin, added: “My officers in partnership with thepoliceregularly conduct enforcement checks to ensure drivers of heavy goods vehicles do not breach the weight restrictions the council has imposed on our roads and bridges.

“If drivers take the risk of taking a short cut they may find themselves caught out as indeed this driver did.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Council


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