Bus driver fined after braking too suddenly
9:01am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
A DOUBLE decker bus driver who braked so hard that a passenger flew off his seat, cutting his head, has been fined for driving without due care and attention.
Bolton magistrates heard how First Bus driver Mark Mills was driving a Volvo bus in Bolton Road, Kearsley, on August 6 last year.
Nicola Ormerod, prosecuting, said that as he approached the roundabout with Longcauseway there were roadworks which narrowed the carriageway and caused traffic congestion.
Mr Mills is said to have braked suddenly, harshly and violently and Mr Valentine was thrown off his seat. Mills, aged 25, of Swinton Close, Clifton, was reported for driving without due care and attention. In court he pleaded guilty and said: “I am really remorseful.”
Magistrates fined him £100 and ordered him to pay £35 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. Four penalty points were also added to his licence.