A VAN driver was ordered to pay more than £6,000 after breaching weight restrictions by 900kg.

At about 8.25am on September 11, traffic enforcement officers spotted a Mercedes Sprinter van driving along the A4 Bath Road in Beenham, Berkshire.

The Public Protection Partnership said the van looked very low to the ground and under strain.

The van then drove onto a  weighbridge and was found to be overweight by 900 kilograms, about 25.7 per cent.

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The vehicle's owner and operator pleaded guilty at a court hearing on Friday, May 7 at Reading Magistrates Court.

The defendant company was ordered to pay £5,750, £175 contribution towards costs and a £170 Victim’s Surcharge, in total, £6,095.

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The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) enforces weight restriction orders made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Routine inspections are undertaken on weight restrictions across Bracknell, West Berkshire and Wokingham areas to ensure vehicles are not breaking the law.