Taxi driver crosses the line

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A TAXI driver has been fined after failing to comply with solid white line road markings on the A64.

Shane Dossor, 29, of Sleights, admitted the charge during a hearing at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard how Dossor had been doing an airport run on April 18 and was seen overtaking HGVs at Golden Hill near Malton.

When the defendant was stopped and spoken to by police, he said: “I’m sorry, it was stupid.

“I’m trying to get people to the airport.”

A police report stated that the sold white lines were clearly visible at the time and that Dossor was seen completely on the opposite side of the road.

It also said that a fixed penalty notice was issued, which had not been complied with.

Representing himself, Dossor said that he had not told the officer he was in a hurry and that he had plenty of time to get to the airport.

He said: “I saw the broken white lines on the way up to the hill. Then I saw the straight bit of hill and just went for it.”

He then added: “It was my own misjudgement at the end of the day.”

Dossor also apologised for the offence. He was fined £100 and given three points on his licence. The defendant was also ordered to pay £45 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.