Last week Oxford Magistrates’ Court found Mr Jim Walter Bodek guilty of breaching the weight restriction in town. On 06/06/2018, Mr Bodek took a 40T HGV through the weight restriction at Watlington. This matter was brought to the attention of Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) via public report. The driver pleaded guilty and was fined £146, plus £150 towards our costs and a victim surcharge of £30.
In 2017, 38 drivers were successfully prosecuted for weight restriction offences, with many, many more receiving warning letters. This year, by the end of February, we are likely to have completed 12 prosecutions, with significantly more under active investigation.
You can report HGVs that you are concerned may be breaching Watlington’s weight restriction by visiting OCC’s website: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/weight-restriction-enforcement