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Speeders Beware

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Motorists in the Highlands are being reminded of the importance of driving responsibly and staying safe after a number of incidents on the roads in recent days.

Three men – aged 39, 26 and 22 – will all be reported to the Procurator Fiscal after a car, a van and a motorcycle were detected travelling at 104mph, 102mph and 101mph on the A9.

All three detections were made separately in the 70mph speed limit dual carriageway section of the road between Inverness and Tore during the evening of Tuesday, 21 April.

Eleven drivers, have also been reported for drink driving offences in April so far, along with 10 motorists who have been reported for drug driving offences.

These incidents have been detected across the Highland and islands region.

Inspector Donnie Mackinnon of the Highland and Islands Road Policing Division, said:

“The dangers of speeding and driving under the influence of drink or drugs should

be well known and the potential consequences can be devastating.

“Drink or drug driving and speeding is never acceptable and is simply not worth the risk.

“We are continuing to patrol the roads of the Highlands and islands every day and will robustly deal with those who drive or ride irresponsibly, ignore advice and continue to put themselves and others at risk.

“I would also urge people to follow government advice to stay at home.

“The good weather and quieter roads may seem tempting, particularly to motorcyclists, but I would urge people to consider whether their journeys are absolutely necessary before they set off.

“We are all responsible for using the roads safely and now more than ever people should be playing their part.

“Consider if your journey is necessary and we urge people to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.”

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