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Police release Statement after ‘multiple’ motorists “Caught Speeding” in the Highlands

Four drivers are awaiting prosecution for speeds in excess of 100mph

STV new reports that the Police in the Highlands have now taken the step to warn drivers about the dangers of speeding after four vehicles were detected travelling at more than 100mph over the weekend. Three individuals were clocked during road traffic patrols on the ‘popular’ A9 area, south of Inverness, while the other was on the A835 in Ross-shire.

Speeding In Scotland

It  was reported that the worst case  involved a 20-year-old man being detected driving at an alleged 127mph in an area with a 70mph limit. A biker was also clocked travelling at more than 120mph on the same stretch or road.

Police said a 22-year-old man will also be reported after a van was detected at 104mph in a 60mph limit in the same area and in Ross-shire a 34-year-old man will be reported after a car was stopped on the A835 at Achnaclerach, north of Garve, having been detected travelling at 100mph.

The incidents all happened on Sunday the 24th of June.

The cases will likely proceed as Dangerous Driving Charges, rather than speeding.

Each of these individuals may now be facing Dangerous Driving charges, rather than ‘standard’ speeding charges. This is an altogether far more serious charge whereby convicitons will see minimum 12 month driving bans being imposed, mandatory resits of their driving tests and large fines.

Sergeant Gus Murray said: said: “Drivers who think they can disregard the speed limits to this extent show a complete disregard for their own safety and the safety of every other innocent person on the road. The consequences of excessive speed are well documented and very real – the speed limits exist for a reason. No journey is worth taking these kind of risks. Please slow down, respect the safety of other road users and if you’re tempted to speed then think about what the consequences of your decision could be.”

Police Scotland have taken the step to remind drivers, of both cars and motorbikes, that  those of us who are due to be enjoying the good weather forecast over the coming week to keep their eyes on the road, and their speedometers, as well at the beautiful scenery.

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