More than 50 drivers detected speeding near schools

Published 06 November 2018

More than 50 drivers were detected speeding near schools by officers from Highland and Islands Road Policing during checks after the October holidays.

Enforcement was carried out near a number of schools, including Holm Primary, Lochardil Primary, Hilton Primary, Mulbuie Primary, Munlochy Primary, Cradlehall Primary and Invergordon Academy.

During the week of enforcement 36 drivers were warned for speeding offences, three drivers were issued with conditional offers of fixed penalty and 12 drivers were reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Of the 12 drivers reported to the Procurator Fiscal, three were reported for dangerous driving offences after vehicles were detected travelling at more than twice the speed limit.

A 26-year-old man who was stopped near Hilton Primary on Thursday, November 1 will also be reported for a number of other offences, including driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Sergeant Gus Murray from Highland and Islands Road Policing said: "The safety of children travelling to and from around schools is an issue of concern for the whole community.

"Speeding drivers are putting the lives of school children at risk and this cannot be tolerated.

"It is disappointing that drivers continue to fail to comply with speed limits around schools and we will continue to carry out enforcement at schools in the Highland and Islands area."

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