Police plea after dangerous driving incidents

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A number of motorists have been reported for driving on roads across the North-east at grossly excessive speeds which put themselves and any other road users at greater risk.

On Sunday, February 28, a 29 years-old male was stopped after having driven a car on the A90 near Peterhead at 102 miles per hour.

The following day, officers reported a 33 years-old male who had driven a car at 114 miles per hour on the A96 near Huntly, a 19 years-old male who had driven a car at 115 miles per hour on the A947 near Turriff and two males, aged 25 and 22 years, who had driven their respective cars on North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour.

With the exception of the city incident, all the others took place on roads limited to 60 miles per hour.

Inspector Jon Barron of the Divisional Road Policing Unit said: “Despite repeated pleas, it simply beggars belief that officers still have to deal with motorists like these examples who are clearly willing to put themselves in obvious danger.

“More importantly, not only are they risking their own lives, they are also endangering anyone else who happens to be using these roads, across the North-East, at the time.

“Sadly and all too frequently, major collisions take place. The lives of many can be changed forever, either through the loss of loved ones, through the life-changing affects of the serious injuries suffered by friends or family, by having actually witnessed the terrifying incidents or having come upon the devastating aftermath and stopped to render assistance those involved.

“Although they only take a matter of a few seconds, the impact of these collisions can last a lifetime - please, please slow down and take care while travelling on our roads.”

All the drivers have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.