HGV driver caught without seatbelt twice in three days on same stretch of road

Joshua David Barnes, of Earnsdale Avenue, Darwen, was originally caught driving a DAF truck without a seatbelt on March 2, 2021 on the A666 Bolton Road. Just three days later, on March 5, 2021, Barnes, 29, was caught again without a seatbelt in the same vehicle – on the same stretch of road near Huntington Drive, Darwen – and both cases have now been dealt with in court. Lancashire Constabulary informed Preston magistrates of the case details, and it was ultimately decided that a fine should be issued for both offences.

For the first offence, Barnes was fined GBP344, while a further GBP310 was added for the second offence.

He has until October 20 to pay a total of GBP654 in full.