THREE motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph over the weekend.
In just the first day of the Grampian Police ACPOS Country Roads Weekend one young driver was even clocked driving at 103mph in a 60-zone.
While the results are still being collated, what can be updated is that for Friday, April 22, three drivers were reported for driving at speeds in excess of 100mph on the A90 near Ellon, two of whom were young drivers aged between 17 and 25.
Chief Inspector Ian Wallace, Head of Road Policing for Grampian Police, said: “Despite repeated messages, the local results for Day 1 of this national campaign are very frustrating to those of us who are trying to promote and encourage road safety and safe driving.
“The key issue which appears to have be missed by those drivers we stopped for speeding yesterday is one of personal responsibility, not only for themselves, but to other road users and to any passengers they were carrying.
“Passengers also have a responsibility to challenge poor driving. If they are in a car which is being driven at high speed or improperly, tell the driver to slow down and drive carefully, make the point to them, let them know how you feel and challenge any inappropriate driving.
“Inexperienced and young drivers, country roads and speed can be a deadly combination and the improved weather and driving condition can lull drivers into a sense of false security.
“Hazards will always be there, some more obvious than others, however roads have speed limits for a reason and the primary reason is safety.”
Eight other ‘higher speed’ offences were also detected on Friday, ranging from 86 to 99mph, with two being committed by young drivers.