Police Scotland criticise ‘minority’ of unsafe motorists

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Road Policing officers in Aberdeenshire and Moray conducted a number of speeding checks across the region last weekend, which saw over 110 vehicles stopped and engaged with.

One man was stopped driving at 127mph on the A96 between Blackburn and Inverurie, while a further two men were caught driving at speeds over 100mph on the A90 dual carriageway near Laurencekirk. A total of 32 motorists were charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Officers stopped and engaged with 115 drivers in total, with 55 being warned or reported for a variety of offences, including using a mobile phone, lack of insurance or careless driving. A further six men were also charged for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The checks took place as part of Operation CEDAR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce), an ongoing operation to encourage drivers to take more responsibility on the region’s roads.

Inspector Ewan Innes, from the Aberdeenshire and Moray Road Policing Unit, said: “We are now finding ourselves reporting on a weekly basis on the minority of drivers throughout the North East who continue to drive in a manner that shows utter disregard for the safety of others or themselves.”