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Zara Tindall gets driving ban for speeding

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Zara Tindall has been banned from driving for six months after admitting speeding. And she lost her licence after breaking the limit on the same stretch of road where her mother, the Princess Royal, was caught speeding almost twenty years ago.

The Queen’s granddaughter was found doing 91 mph on the A417 near her Gloucestershire home last November. She was given four penalty points at a hearing at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Wednesday but because she already had nine points on her licence, this latest punishment took her over the twelve point limit. She must surrender her licence as a consequence and won’t be allowed behind the wheel on public roads until July 2020.

Zara Tindall wasn’t in court – she and her family are still in Australia. However, she admitted the charge. As well as the points on her licence which led to the ban, she was also fined and ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

Princess Anne was caught speeding on the same stretch of road in 2001.

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