Court fine for lorry driver who ignored road weight limit

John Johnson, 50, admitted driving a Mercedes heavy goods vehicle weighing up to 26 tonnes down the B4015 from Chiselhampton towards the Golden Balls Roundabout, a stretch of road with a 7.5 tonne limit.

Johnson, of Kensington Close, Abingdon, was spotted committing the offence at around 4pm on 13 September last year by a Trading Standards patrol officer.

Johnson, who pleaded guilty by post, was not at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Monday 19 May for sentencing, where he was fined £200. He was also ordered to pay £125 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Drivers should obey road weight limits

Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards prosecutor Anu Prashar said: "Weight limits are there for a reason and this case shows that those flouting restrictions can be caught and fined.

"We routinely have patrols around the county and when we spot drivers who are breaking weight limits we will investigate and bring them to court for prosecution."