Posted: Wed 25th Apr 2018

Hefty fine for the driver of this overweight van which was stopped near Deeside

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 25th, 2018

Officers from North Wales Police roads traffic unit stopped this van earlier today and found it was overweight by half a tonne. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The van which was carrying traffic signs, cones and lights was spotted travelling along the A55 near Deeside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The driver was handed a £300 fine and prohibited from moving. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A police spokesperson said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Driving a vehicle that is overweight affects both its handling and braking capabilities which in turn significantly increases the risk of the driver being involved in a traffic collision, putting themselves and other road users at risk. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It is essential that drivers are aware that it is their responsibility to ensure that the vehicle they are using is road legal before commencing a journey.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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