A driver has been fined for not being in proper control of a vehicle in Worcestershire.

Benjamin Austin denied the charge of not being in position to have proper control but was found guilty by Worcester magistrates on Monday (July 11).

The 31-year-old, of The Firs, Winforton, Herefordshire, committed the offence while driving a Renualt on the A38 Main Road in Kempsey on September 23, 2021.

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Austin was fined £60 and was told to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £620 in court costs. He also had his driving licence endorsed with six points.

The offence of not being in proper control of a vehicle is committed when a driver is “in a position which does not give proper control or a full view of the road and traffic ahead”.

Eating or drinking at the wheel, putting on makeup, reading a map or looking at your phone could all amount to not being in proper control.