Drivers clocked at just under 98mph near Forres in speed clampdown

Motorists speeding at up to 98mph along the A96 near Forres were amongst those captured by police in a clampdown on roads throughout the north east.

Over last weekend ten drivers were reported to the procurator fiscal for excessive speeds in Moray and Aberdeenshire – with three of these clocked in excess of 100mph.

Police were monitoring roads as part of ‘Operation Cedar’, a road safety campaign aimed at educating drivers on the dangers of excessive speed.  In the weekend operation one motorists was caught driving further along the A96 near Inverurie at 103mph – 43mph over the speed limit.

“Despite repeated warnings about the dangers it is frustrating to find that drivers of all ages are still willing to ignore speed limits,” road policing sergeant David Pirie said.

He added: “Driving at high speeds puts not only those responsible in danger but places other people’s lives at risk too.  We would encourage all motorists to think about their actions while on the road as speeding can have devastating consequences.”

All the motorists reported from the operation face fines, penalty points and even disqualification.

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