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22-Year-Old Man Caught at 128mph on The A9

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Highland and Islands Road Policing officers have been carrying out patrols as part of the Winter Safety Campaign, which started on Saturday 24th October.

A number of motorists have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for a variety of road traffic offences including drug driving, careless driving, no insurance and speeding offences.

In addition, a 22-year-old man was detected driving at 128 mph on the A9 at Pitmaduthy and a 32-year-old man was detected driving at 122 mph on the A9 at Arpafeelie.

Both men have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for dangerous driving offences.

Road Policing Inspector Donnie Mackinnon said:

“These high visibility patrols are carried out with a view to increasing the safety of all road users.

“It is extremely disappointing that there is a minority who continue to put themselves and others at risk and clearly do not consider the potential consequences of their actions.

“We will continue to robustly deal with these offenders.

“I would like to encourage drivers to check that their vehicle lights are working, there is sufficient tread on tyres and windscreen fluid reservoirs are kept full.

“Vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists should be wearing appropriate reflective clothing and ensure that front and rear lights are fully functioning.”

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