3 lorry drivers fined over £500 for breaching school road HGV ban

Three lorry drivers were heavily fined by the Scarborough magistrates last week for breaching road restrictions around a primary school during school pick-up time.

3 lorry drivers fined over £500 for breaching school road HGV ban
Photo: North Yorkshire County Council

As there is a primary school in the street, a traffic regulation order is in place on Highfield Road, Malton, North Yorkshire that prohibits vehicles with a maximum gross weight of more than 7.5 tonnes from using the route during school pick-up times in the mornings and afternoons.

However, when North Yorkshire trading standards officers conducted monitoring the road last September, they saw three HGVs using the road during the restricted afternoon period.

One of the lorries had a maximum gross weight of 32 tonnes, the second and third had 44 tonnes.

Last week, the Scarborough Magistrates had a hearing about the case, and the drivers were heavily fined; a fine of £548 was issued for the first driver, £530 for the second and  £699 for the third.

“The fines imposed by the court show how seriously the magistrates view these breaches,” said Jo Boutflower, Head of Business and Consumer Services at the county council commenting on the verdict.

The drivers were also all named in North Yorkshire County Council’s press release.

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