Road ban welcomed for hands-free driver

“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.”

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– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

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No hands driver banned from roads

Robert Newton, 36, from Whitby, has been banned from driving for 12 months after being filmed by police driving at 60mph with his hands behind his back.