North-east police stop 55 speeding drivers over the weekend

Fifty five drivers were pulled over for speeding offences on roads in the North-east over the weekend.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 5:13 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 5:21 pm
Police are warning their patrols will continue in an effort to detect speeding motorists in the North-east.

And road policing officers are urging motorists to drive safely – or risk being added to number of people reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with high level speeding offences.

Between Friday (April 16) and Sunday (April 18), officers dealt with 55 motorists regarding speeding offences. Fifteen will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal whilst the others were given fixed penalties.

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

Other notable speeding incidents included:

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

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

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

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

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

A 58-year-old man detected driving 92mph in a 60mph 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, themselves and any passengers."