Student banned from driving

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A WIGAN student has been banned from driving after he was clocked speeding at more than double the speed limit.

Mark Taylor, 23, was caught driving a Renault Twingo at 68mph along Warrington Road, Spring View, on June 3 this year.

The speed limit for that stretch of road is 30mph.

Taylor, of Liverpool Road, Hindley, admitted the charge before Wigan Magistrates’ Court yesterday despite initially disputing the speed he was clocked at.

He was disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay an £85 fine, £35 towards prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.