A LORRY driver has escaped a roads ban due to the 'exceptional hardship' it would cause a relative.

Darren William Tyler entered a guilty plea to one count of exceeding a 30 miles per hour speed limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in October. 

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 58-year-old had been caught breaking the limit while behind the wheel of a Scania on the A456 at Newnham Bridge, near Tenbury Wells, on January 26.


Tyler, of Kingsland, Herefordshire, was fined £161 and received three penalty points for the offence, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £90 and a £64 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

No totting disqualification was made as, magistrates heard, a roads ban would cause exceptional hardship to an elderly relative who relies on him for shopping, transport to medical appointments, and regular visits.