Drive Carefully or Pay The Price

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday February 14 2018

Drivers reminded to comply with traffic management measures on Cromarty Bridge

Road policing officers are reminding motorists to comply with traffic management measures on the Cromarty Bridge after a number of detected offences in recent days.

The reminder follows checks on the A9 this morning (Wednesday, February 14) which resulted in a number of motorists being stopped for road traffic offences at the bridge

Four drivers were issued with conditional offers of fixed penalty for failing to stop at a red light.

One driver was given a warning about speeding.

Three drivers were also issued with fixed penalty notices on Sunday, February 11 and a further one on Monday, February 12 for failing to stop at a red light.

Traffic management is currently in place on the A9 at the Cromarty Bridge while improvement works are ongoing.

Sergeant Gus Murray from Police Scotland's Road Policing Unit said:

"It is disappointing that a small minority of drivers continue to ignore the temporary speed restrictions and traffic lights.

"These measures are in place for good reason to protect the safety of workers and the travelling public.

"We are working with BEAR Scotland to ensure the bridge is safe for all road users during the works and will continue to carry out marked and unmarked patrols in the area.

"Anybody caught breaking the law will be robustly dealt with."

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said:

“Road worker safety as well as the safety of all motorists through our work sites is of utmost importance.

"It is disappointing that some motorists don’t adhere to the speed limit endangering lives of workers doing their job, however, we really appreciate Police Scotland’s determination to deal with the issue to help ensure the A9 on Cromarty Bridge remains safe for everyone.”



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