February 20, 2011 19:01 ET

Swinton Issues Warning as Newcastle Midfielder Kevin Nolan Gets Driving Ban

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2011) - Swinton Insurance is warning motorists not to speed after another Premiership League football player received a driving ban.

Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan was clocked driving 65mph in a 30mph zone and was given an automatic ban and a fine of £3,746.

Swinton Car Insurance is advising motorist not to become complacent about speeding offences. A recent survey of 1,200 online Swinton found that 27% of motorists believe that speeding only carries a punishment of a maximum of 6 points and a small fine. However, Nolan's ban and large fine proves judges are willing to hand out much harsher punishments.

Swinton is urging motorist to stick to speed limits at all times to avoid penalty points and fines.

Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton said, "As well as endangering your life and the lives of other road users being convicted of a speeding offence can carry hefty punishments. Kevin Nolan will no doubt have penalty points on his licence and can expect his motor insurance premium to increase as well as the heavy fine he has been ordered to fork out."

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