Hundreds of vehicles stopped on A9 for road policing operation

Published 25 November 2016

Officers from Perth, Stirling and Dingwall Trunk Road Patrol Groups carried out a day of action on A9 between Dunblane and Inverness on Wednesday 23 November.

As a result of the operation officers stopped 191 vehicles, with 28 drivers being reported for road traffic offences and a further 38 motorists issued with warnings. 23 large good vehicles were stopped and inspected, with one of these large good vehicles being found to be uninsured.

As part of Operation Trivium, a national multi-agency operational/intelligence partnership tackling Foreign National Offenders (FNOs) who utilise the road networks, 13 foreign registered lorries were stopped, with one national target operator traced and found to be compliant with all regulations.

Two cars were seized for having no insurance. Tachograph, mechanical defects and overloading offences were also detected after 15 large good vehicles were checked, these drivers were issued with prohibitions which meant that they were restricted from moving the vehicle until the fault or offence had been rectified.

Officers attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles which happened near Pitlochry. A man was taken to hospital with a head injury. Officers also traced a vehicle that was suspected of carrying drugs, but following a thorough search, no illicit goods were found.

PC Peter Howard said, "Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe on our roads and working with our partner agencies. Thanks to yesterday's action we were able to identify and detect those committing offences on our roads, and deal with them accordingly.

"From the results it was clear to see that it is not only the car drivers who fail to comply with the law, but also those in charge of the large goods vehicles travelling across the country. This was amply exemplified by the fully laden 44 tonne lorry which was found to be uninsured.

"While the average speed cameras placed along the A9 have brought down the speed of the motorists and continue to reduce the number of road traffic collisions, there are still offences being committed and criminality on the road.

"Police Scotland will continue to provide a highly visible presence on the A9, providing assistance and enforcement to the motorists where needed."

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