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.
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.