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HGV driver was at the wheel for 22 hours – and this is how he broke the law – Huddersfield Examiner

A HGV driver has been fined after driving for 22 hours – with breaks totalling just 70 minutes.

Kirklees magistrates heard that Jamie Derbyshire travelled for long periods of time without taking the legally required breaks.

He pleaded guilty by post to three charges of travelling for more than four-and-half hours without taking a minimum 45 minute break.

The offences cane to light after the 28-year-old was stopped for roadside checks at Ainley Top in Huddersfield.

M62 Motorway: Junction 24 at Ainley Top. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

He explained that he was travelling from Chorley to Rotherham and handed over his digital tachograph card showing his driving times, distance and speed.

On October 26 he travelled for eight hours and 17 minutes with a stop of just 16 minutes.

Then on November 9 he drove for eight hours and 13 minutes with only a 21 minute break.

And on February 17 he travelled for five hours and 55 minutes, stopping for 33 minutes.

Derbyshire, of South Street in Rotherham, confirmed that he was aware of the driving regulations and made no further comment to police.

Kirklees magistrates fined him £330 and ordered him to pay £212 prosecution costs plus £33 victim surcharge.

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Man hit by lorry on zebra crossing in Melford Road, Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 14:26 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:26 16 August 2017

The zebra crossing in Melford Road, Sudbury. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The zebra crossing in Melford Road, Sudbury. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

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A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with head and neck pain after being struck by a lorry in Sudbury.

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Police were called to Melford Road at around 12.20pm to reports a man had been injured after being hit by a HGV on a zebra crossing.

A second vehicle, believed to be a supermarket delivery van, hit the back of the lorry after the initial crash.

Ambulance crews were also sent and treated the injured pedestrian, who was suffering from neck and head pain.

The man was taken to West Suffolk Hospital as a precaution – a police spokesman said his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.

The road was blocked until approximately 1.25pm when recovery was arranged for the lorry.

No-one else is believed to have been injured in the crash.

• Witnesses to the crash and anyone with dash cam footage should contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101 with information.

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HGV driver was at the wheel for 22 hours – and this is how he broke the law

A HGV driver has been fined after driving for 22 hours – with breaks totalling just 70 minutes.

Kirklees magistrates heard that Jamie Derbyshire travelled for long periods of time without taking the legally required breaks.

He pleaded guilty by post to three charges of travelling for more than four-and-half hours without taking a minimum 45 minute break.

The offences cane to light after the 28-year-old was stopped for roadside checks at Ainley Top in Huddersfield.

M62 Motorway: Junction 24 at Ainley Top. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

He explained that he was travelling from Chorley to Rotherham and handed over his digital tachograph card showing his driving times, distance and speed.

On October 26 he travelled for eight hours and 17 minutes with a stop of just 16 minutes.

Then on November 9 he drove for eight hours and 13 minutes with only a 21 minute break.

And on February 17 he travelled for five hours and 55 minutes, stopping for 33 minutes.

Derbyshire, of South Street in Rotherham, confirmed that he was aware of the driving regulations and made no further comment to police.

Kirklees magistrates fined him £330 and ordered him to pay £212 prosecution costs plus £33 victim surcharge.