Motorist caught at over 103mph on notorious A941 near Lossiemouth

Motorists continue to flout 60mph limit between Elgin and Lossiemouth
Motorists continue to flout 60mph limit between Elgin and Lossiemouth

MOTORISTS ARE CONTINUING to flout speed restrictions on the road on which a young Elgin man was killed just before Christmas.

Just days after a man appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court charged with driving at 96mph on the A941 between Elgin and Lossiemouth, police have reported a second motorist for driving at 103mph on the same stretch of road.

Gary Stephen, 25 , escaped a ban when he appeared in court earlier this month and admitted travelling at 96mph in January, receiving a £165 fine and four penalty points.

It was in the early hours of Saturday, December 19 that 21-year-old Bryan Addison died from injuries received after being struck by a car on the A941 while walking from Lossiemouth to his home in Elgin.

While it is not known if speeding was an issue in Bryan’s death, the road is notorious for motorists ignoring the 60mph limit to an alarming degree – and that has prompted an additional presence of officers undertaking speed checks.

Now a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal after a 21-year-old man was last week clocked at 103mph on the evening of April 13. Police have also reported a 45-year-old man for driving at 89mph at the same location on the evening of April 2.

Meanwhile a man has been charged with dangerous driving on the same stretch of road after being filmed by another motorists on his dashboard camera dangerously overtaking vehicles.

The film was recorded on March 8 and published online by Elgin man Douglas Robertson when travelling home from his job in Lossiemouth.  After viewing the film police from Elgin’s road policing unit carried out an investigation resulting in a man being charged for dangerous driving.

Police sergeant Colin Matheson said: “Road users who act irresponsibly and put themselves and other people at risk should be aware that dashboard cameras are now in common use in all types of vehicles.  They are capable of high-quality images which can be used as evidence by the police – this is a perfect example of that.”