Appeal for motorists to act safely

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Police Scotland and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) contractor are appealing to motorists to follow the guidelines on traffic restrictions.

A number of roads across the region currently have temporary traffic restrictions in place including speed restrictions.

Police Scotland Road Policing Officers recently carried out several speed checks along the route following a number of complaints from the public and workers on the sites.

Malcolm Findlay, General Manager of Aberdeen Roads Limited, said: “Our top priority is the safety of our operatives and sub-contractors who spend each day working on the construction of the new AWPR/B-T and existing road network, making it a safer place for road users.

“Their safety is dependent upon the responsible driving of road users.”

Sergeant Steve Manson of Police Scotland’s Trunk Road Patrol Group, Police Scotland, said: “Some of the speeds recorded show a complete disregard of the restriction, with high speeds being recorded.”

He added: “One 43-year-old male motorcyclist was charged in September after being recorded travelling at over 100 miles per hour in a temporary 40 mile per hour limit, with ongoing works and lane deviations on the A96 between Blackburn and Aberdeen.”