A man has been banned from the road for six months after admitting a charge of careless driving.
Craig Baillie, 19, crashed into the back of a van on the A92.
Baillie appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he admitted crashing into the van on the Stonehaven to Inverbervie road half a mile east of its junction with the A957 at Dunnottar.
The court heard the van was on the A92 and slowed to match the speed of a HGV.
As the van followed the HGV it was “jolted” by Baillie’s car. When both vehicles pulled over the van driver asked Baillie what had happened, and he replied: “I do not know, it was just a lack of concentration.”
Defence agent Ross Taggart said his client, who already had five points on his licence, accepted responsibility.
Baillie, whose address was given in court papers as 63 Arduthie Gardens, Stonehaven, has to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work. He was handed seven points on his licence, but will be banned for six months under totting up procedures.