A TEENAGER from Weston has been banned from driving for speeding near a school.

James Sargent, 18, of Gleneagles Close, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared at North Somerset Magistrates' Court.

He was snapped doing 53mph in a 30mph zone on the B3440 New Bristol Road, near Mendip Green First School, Worle, on February 21 this year.

Magistrates fined Sargent £120 and ordered him to pay a £48 victim surcharge, along with £90 costs.

He was disqualified from holding a driving licence for 56 days.

He must pay off his total court bill of £268 at a rate of £50 a month starting from October 5.