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Patrols on north-east roads nab 55 for speeding over one weekend


By David Porter

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Road Policing officers in the north-east are urging motorists to drive safely after a number of people have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with high level speeding offences this weekend.

Between Friday, April 16 and Sunday, 18 officers dealt with 55 motorists regarding speeding offences on roads throughout the north-east.

Fifteen will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal whilst the others were given a fixed penalty.

On Sunday evening, a 25-year-old man was stopped on the B9089 between Kinloss and Burghead after he was detected driving 127 mph in a 60 mph limit. He has been reported for dangerous driving.

Other notable speeding incidents which have been reported include-

Friday 16 - A 57-year-old man detected driving 101 mph in a 60pmh limit on the A96 between Colpy and Huntly.

Saturday 17 - A 61-year-old man detected driving 94 mph in a 60mph limit on the A920 between Colpy and Drum of Wartle.

Saturday 17 - A 32-year-old man detected driving 107mph in a 70mph limit on the A96 between Blackburn and Inverurie.

Saturday 17 - A 22-year-old man detected driving 91mph in a 60mph limit on the A952 between Toll O'Birness and Mintlaw.

Sunday 18 - A 44-year-old man detected driving 93mph in a 60 mph limit on the A98 between Banff and Fraserburgh.

Sunday 18 - A 58-year-old man detected driving 92mph in a 60 mph limit on the B9040 between Covesea and Lossiemouth.

Road Policing Sergeant Pete Henderson said: "The dangers of speeding are well-known and is a major contributory factor to serious and fatal crashes.

"The speeds at which these motorists were detected shows a clear disregard for the possible consequences.

"Their actions jeopardise the safety of other road users as well as themselves and any passengers.

"Officers will continue to patrol the road network to deter and detect illegal driving behaviour to keep the public safe."



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