‘Over-weight’ lorries fined

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Lorry drivers tempted to ignore weight restrictions in Papplewick and Blidworth areas got a stiff warning on Friday 19th December after two drivers received a combined fine of £160.

Lukasz Norenberg of Audrey Drive, Chaddesden, pleaded to two charges of breaching a 7.5 tonne HGV Environmental Weight Restrictions on Forest Lane, Papplewick, and at Burnstump Hill, Blidworth, on 14 March 2014. He was fined £60 and ordered to pay £100 costs.

Neil White of Spinney Hill Drive, Loughborough, pleaded guilty to one charge of breaching the same weight restriction on Forest Lane, Papplewick on the same day. He was fined £100 and ordered to pay £100 costs.

Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC)’s Trading Standards team enforces environmental weight restrictions in the county and has been working with residents in Papplewick and Blidworth on a ‘community lorry watch’ scheme. Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle, of NCC, said: “Unfortunately, careless lorry drivers cut through these restricted roads to save time but they need to mindful that they are endangering other road users.”

Visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/traffic-and-travel/lorry-watch to report breaches.