Third Man City player gets road ban

Third Man City player gets road ban

Micah Richards has become the third Manchester City player to receive a six-month driving ban in a matter of weeks.

The 24-year-old admitted to two counts of failing to provide the identity of who was driving his Ferrari 458 Italia car, which was clocked travelling at 51mph in a 40mph zone in Manchester in September.

His team mates Carlos Tevez, 29, and Samir Nasri, 25, were both recently disqualified from driving for six months.

Richards, who did not attend Tameside Magistrates' Court, was also ordered to pay a £600 fine, £85 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

He was banned after he failed to respond to two speeding notices sent to his home address. The six penalty points took him over the 12-point penalty limit as he already had nine points on his licence for three separate driving offences in November 2010, December last year and this January.

The notices were sent out in September and November last year, although the England international maintained he had difficulties with his post at the time because his home in Bowdon, Altrincham, was being renovated and he was staying elsewhere.

Drivers who incur penalty points on their licence face the prospect of higherinsurance premiums in the future.

Copyright Press Association 2013