Road policing activity on Skye

Published 01 July 2019

Road policing officers have carried out a dedicated weekend of activity in the Skye and Lochalsh area, with numerous people to be reported for a variety of offences.

These include 16 to be reported for speeding offences, among them a 22-year-old man who will be reported after a car was detected travelling at 64mph in the 40mph limit on the A87 at Inverinate.

Two drivers will also be reported for alleged careless or dangerous driving offences, six will be reported for not using a seatbelt while numerous others will be reported for offences relating to the construction or use of their vehicle.

In total 60 vehicles were stopped between Friday, June 28 and Sunday, June 30.

Road Policing Sergeant Ewan Calder said: "Our officers based themselves on Skye for the weekend and worked on the roads across the island and on key routes in the Lochalsh area on the mainland.

"A substantial element of this work is about educating drivers and this included talking to a number of foreign drivers and offering advice on driving on Scotland's roads.

"However, we will enforce the law where required and I would urge drivers to be mindful of their behaviour while on the roads.

"Road safety is a priority in the Skye & Lochalsh area and we will continue to provide a presence on the roads in the area going forward."

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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