HGV drivers have appeared in court in Berkshire this month after breaching weight restriction orders across the county.
Thames Valley Police said it undertook regular patrols, along with the Public Protection Partnership (PPP) across Bracknell, West Berkshire and Wokingham areas to check whether lorry drivers were breaking the law.
The force said it was an offence to drive a vehicle through a restricted area where the vehicle exceeds the weight limit imposed, unless delivering or collecting items within the weight restriction.
The cases appearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court in October were: An HGV driver of an 18-tonne vehicle travelling through a 7.5-tonne weight restriction on a bridge over the river Thames on the B478 in Sonning. The driver was found guilty and fined £198 and ordered to pay £180 costs.
The driver of an 18-tonne MAN travelling through a 7.5-tonne weight restriction on Mill Lane in Newbury. The driver pleaded guilty and was fined £115 and ordered to pay costs of £180.
A driver of a 32-tonne truck travelling through a weight restriction on Langley Hill in Tilehurst pleaded guilty and was fined £666 with £180 costs.
The driver of a 12-tonne truck was observed by a PPP road traffic enforcement officer breaching a weight restriction on Church Road in Aldermaston and was fined £146 with £180 costs.
An 18-tonne MAN was seen breaching the 7.5-tonne weight limit on the Skew Bridge in Basildon and the driver was fined £224 with £180 costs.
The driver of a 26-tonne Renault HGV breached an 18-tonne weight restriction either side of Streatley Farm near the village of Streatley and was fined £187 and ordered to pay £180 costs.
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