Man guilty of driving with hands on head

A man caught on camera driving at more than sixty miles an hour with his hands on his head has been found guilty of dangerous driving by magistrates in Scarborough.

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Driver banned after being filmed with his hands on his head

A driver has been banned from the roads for 12 months after he was filmed doing 60 miles an hour - with both hands behind his head.

Mechanic, Richard Newton, was found guilty of dangerous driving by Scarborough Magistrates.

The astonishing footage was taken by North Yorkshire Police as Newton drove along the A171.

The road has seen 30 serious accidents in the last six years, five of which were fatal, as Chris Kiddey reports.

Crime Commissioner welcomes 'no hands' driver ban

North Yorkshire has some of the most perilous roads in the country and so it is right that our police take action against reckless driving that puts road users in unnecessary danger.

I welcome the 12-month driving ban and hope it acts as a reminder to all motorists of their responsibilities when they get behind the wheel.

I would also like to thank the road safety team for making this prosecution possible.

– Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

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Driver gets 12 month ban for driving with no hands

A man from Whitby has been banned from driving for 12 months after being filmed driving with no hands. Richard Newton, 36, of Abbots Road was found guilty at Scarborough magistrates court of dangerous driving.

He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the community and find £625. Mr Newton was captured by North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety camera on A171 near Scaling Dam reservoir on Friday August 9th.

Court finds man guilty after being caught driving 'hands free'

A man caught on camera driving at more than sixty miles an hour with his hands behind his head has been found guilty of dangerous driving by magistrates in Scarborough .

Richard Newton,a thirty six year old motor mechanic from Whitby, had admitted in court that his driving was careless but had denied it was dangerous. Newton said he was stretching himself because of a back problem.

Watch: the moment motorist got caught on camera driving with hands on head

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