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Driving on a viaduct resulted in a six-month license suspension

Driving on a viaduct resulted in a six-month license suspension

A lorry driver who drove onto a railway bridge in Colston, England has had his license suspended for six months and been fined £715.

The incident happened on July 7 this year at 2.30pm on the A237 Brighton Road, outside Colston South Station, when the lorry went under a railway bridge serving express routes to Gatwick Airport. Haywards Heath and Brighton.

Railway Closed until the lorry was removed, only two tracks were opened across the Brighton Main Line.

Network Rail The driver came to the South East Transport Commissioner last month and said he was banned from driving for six months. It followed a previous court appearance in which he was fined £715 and given six penalty points on his license for careless driving and disregarding a height restriction road sign.

A consideration At the time of the incident and the court hearing, Network Rail’s route director for Sussex, Katie Frost, said: “More than 400 trains and thousands of passengers from across the South have been affected by this single error of judgement. Drivers check the height and alignment of their lorries before disembarking.

Network Rail It seeks to cover the costs of such incidents, and they work with the Transport Commissioners Office and the Metropolitan Police to deal with drivers who damage bridges. “Fines and bans don’t cover the cost of disruption, but they send a message to other drivers that it’s never worth the risk,” says Katie Frost.

Inspector of Police Alex Burlison, of the Metropolitan Police Service’s commercial vehicle unit, added: “We often commit resources to deal with these incidents which are completely unnecessary, but can have dangerous consequences.”

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Burlison departs These drivers are entrusted with the responsibility of driving some of the biggest vehicles on the road. “If they come into conflict with any kind of infrastructure, it is right that they be brought to justice,” Trans writes.Information.