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08
December
2015
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13:14
Europe/London

Lorry drivers fined for weight restriction breaches

The offences included two involved weight restriction breaches at Shabbington (weak bridge), one at Charlbury, and one at Newbridge.  All four defendants pleaded guilty by post.

The Court gave the following fines:

Daniel Kevin Flanagan (7.5 tonne, in contravention of the 3 tonne order in place at Shabbington East Bridge) (Age 43, Hoover Drive, Basildon) (offence date 21/04/2015)

£400 Fine

£130 Costs

£150 Criminal Courts Charge

£40 Victim Surcharge

Total £720

Timothy West (18 tonne, in contravention of the 3 tonne order in place at Shabbington East Bridge) (Age 53, School Row, Hemel Hempstead) (offence date 21/04/2015)

£350 Fine

£130 Costs

£150 Criminal Courts Charge

£35 Victim Surcharge

Total £665

Simon Peter Griffiths (44 tonne, in contravention of the 7.5 tonne order in place at Charlbury) (Age 53, Glevum Road, Swindon) (offence date 01/04/2015)

£450 Fine

£130 Costs

£45 Victim Surcharge

Total £625

Csaba Eduard Dosa (38 tonne, in contravention of the 18 tonne order in place at Newbridge) (Age 45, Surrey Road, Reading) (offence date 03/06/2015)

£350 Fine

£150 Costs

£150 Criminal Courts Charge

£32 Victim Surcharge

Total £682

Jody Kerman, Operations Manager for Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards said:” All four cases were as a result of public reports to the service so we would like to thank the people who came forward with information as well as the trading standards officers involved.

We do conduct proactive checks at a number of locations across the county but as we cannot be everywhere at once, public reports are very valuable and we investigate every one we receive. Public reports are best made via our website, where there is also guidance on what to look out for, and the information to obtain at the time.”  https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/weight-restriction-orders

He added:” All three weight restrictions relate to ‘weak bridges’, where structural surveys have shown that they need to be protected from further damage.

Newbridge, is both a Grade 1 Listed Monument and a Scheduled Ancient Monument   which the Council has a duty to protect which is why there is an 18 tonne weight limit.”

 

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