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Warning after river user fined for speeding
12:30pm Friday 28th September 2012 in News
BOAT users have been warned to slow down after a man was fined for travelling up to five times the speed limit on a river.
River Hamble Harbour Authority says speeding on the stretch of water “will not be tolerated” after prosecuting a motorboat owner.
Aaron Brown, from Skylark Meadows in Whiteley, was ordered to pay £335 at Southampton Magistrates Court after being caught travelling between 25 and 30 knots on the river where a six knot limit applies.
Chairman of the Harbour Authority, Councillor Keith Evans said: “This is a positive result and we hope this case will act as a deterrent to others in the future.
"Speeding can cause serious accidents and we encourage all users to be considerate of others’ safety while on the river.”