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Spiller's cad is upset

30th August 1980, Page 14
30th August 1980
Page 14
Page 14, 30th August 1980 — Spiller's cad is upset
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AN OPERATOR was fined a total of £195 at Grays Magistrates Court in Essex last week for exceeding permitted weight limits, for using a vehicle without an Operators licence, and for failing to keep restricted records.

The vehicle, driven by Vincent John Spiller (trading as Tropic Gravel), was stopped on April 22 in Purfleet.

John Wells, traffic examiner for the Metropolitan area, said that the vehicle's second axle exceeded its legally permitted weight by 28 per cent and that the gross weight was some 27 per cent over the limit.

In addition the vehicle, carrying white gravel chippings, displayed no Operators licence and no restricted records could , be produced_ When stopped, Mr Spiller said that he was using the vehicle for the day and that nothing was said about the 0licence or plated weights when he hired the vehicle. Despite summonses delivered by recorded delivery, nothing was received by the court in mitigation from Mr Spiller.

For the two charges of. exceeding weight restrictions, a fine of £140 was imposed. For the 0-licence offence he was ordered to pay £30, and for failing to keep records, £25. Costs of £10 were also ordered

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