Speeders Caught

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Tuesday October 10 2017

Speed warning for motorists in Orkney.

Police in Orkney are urging drivers to drive safely after speed checks at the weekend resulted in three vehicles being detected travelling at more than 80mph.

Following this activity, a 23-year-old man is to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal after a car was detecting travelling at 93mph in a 60mph on the A965 in the Stenness area on Saturday, October 7 at about 11.25pm.

Two other drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices after being detected driving at 83mph and 81mph, both in a 60mph limit.

The detections were made by officers carrying out static speed checks on the A965.

Commenting Inspector Keith Bendall said:

"It was disappointing to detect people driving at inappropriate speeds in Orkney, including the one man who has been reported for driving in excess of 90mph.

"Proactive patrols will continue in Orkney and our message to those driving in our islands is simple - drive at speeds appropriate to the road conditions, within the limit and with consideration for other road users."

Anyone with information in relation to specific areas where speed or inappropriate driving is a concern is asked to contact 101 to speak to a local officer.



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