A TRACTOR driver was given a fixed penalty notice for causing a long queue and failing to have working brake lights and indicators.

The tractor was stopped yesterday (April 14) in West Dorset before being taken to Bridport Police Station, in Tannery Road.

Officers also seized a white Ford Transit van - driven by a motorist who failed to provide road tax and insurance. The van did not have an MOT and two of its tyres were bald, according to police.

A spokesman from the Dorset Police said: "In the Beaminster and Bridport area yesterday.

"Rule 169 of the Highway Code states that motorists should not hold up a long queue of traffic, especially if they are driving a large or slow-moving vehicle.

"It informs drivers to frequently check their mirrors, and if necessary, pull in where it is safe and let traffic pass.

"The tractor driver failed to adhere to this.

"They also failed to have brake lights or indicators that worked either - a fixed penalty was issued.

"The transit van had no tax, no MOT, no insurance and two balding tyres.

"The driver already had six points. The van was seized and the driver reported to court."