THREE firms have been hit with fines and court costs running into four figures.

Each of the companies was found guilty of failing to give information relating to the identification of a driver at the wheel of one of their vehicles.

None of the comapnies was represented at hearings held at Taunton Magistrates's Courts.

A guilty verdict was given after the court heard that the vehicles had been clocked speeding in the Avon and Somerset police area.

The vehicle belonging to Birmingham-based Anderton Motor Group was caught speeding on August 12 last year, while that of Direct Van Sales SW Ltd, of Rumney, was speeding on July 9 last year and a Swindon Electrical Supplies vehicle was seen speeding on May 29 last year.

Each firm was fined £840 with an £84 victim surcharge and £110 costs, making a total of £1,034 each.