Ten drivers stopped in speed crackdown

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Several motorists have been caught driving at excessive speed on Aberdeenshire’s roads.

Road Policing officers in Aberdeenshire and Moray conducted a number of speeding checks across the region last weekend, with around ten men being detected for driving at excessive speeds.

Two of the motorists were stopped in separate incidents on Saturday, (April 18), driving at 103mph and 101mph respectively in a 60mph speed limit area of the A96 Inverurie to Huntly road.

Another motorist was recorded driving at 106mph in a 70mph limit on the A90 Aberdeen to Ellon road near Blackdog.

These speed checks were undertaken as part of Operation CEDAR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce), an ongoing operation which was launched to encourage drivers to take more responsibility on the region’s roads.

Commenting on the latest stsatistics, Road Policing Sergeant David Pirie, said, “Despite repeated warnings about the dangers, it is frustrating to find that drivers of all ages are still willing to ignore speed limits.

“Driving at high speeds puts not only those responsible in danger, but places other people’s lives at risk too.

“Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and we are determined to do everything we can to make our roads safer.

“We would encourage all motorists to think about their actions while on the road, as speeding can have devastating consequences.

“Those reported will now be dealt with by the justice system.”