Drivers fined during police spot checks at M1 junction

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A number of drivers were fined for various reasons during a road safety check at junction 14 of the M1.

A total of 24 were stopped on May 26 as police targeted overweight vehicles between 8am and 3pm. 12 were found to be overweight with eight of these immediately prohibited until they were within specified weight limits. The eight vehicles were issued with fixed penalty notices for excess weight offences which ranged between £120 and £200

One driver was using a vehicle with a defective windscreen that was found not road worthy and was issued a vehicle defect rectification scheme notice.

One was found to have a number plate that was not conforming to British standards and was issued a £60 FPN

PC Russell Irwin, from Milton Keynes Roads Policing said: “I would like to highlight the huge risks drivers take when using vehicles that do not conform to the designated vehicle weights.

“Not only does driving an overweight vehicle affect the handling and braking capability of a vehicle, it significantly increases the risk of the driver being involved in any type of traffic collision and also puts other road users at risk.

“Drivers are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure the vehicle they are using is road worthy before commencing any journey. This check was conducted to ensure that we keep our region’s roads as safe as possible.”