Saturday, 4 April 2015

Safety cameras catch NINE drivers exceeding 120 mph on Scotland's roads . . .

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Safety cameras catch NINE drivers exceeding 120 mph on Scotland's roads


Cited at:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/safety-cameras-catch-nine-drivers-5362119

THE Institute of Advanced Motorists made a Freedom of Information request to police asking for details of the top 20 cases of excessive speeding captured on Scotland's roads in 2014.

Traffic officer using a laser speed gun

NINE drivers have been caught exceeding 120mph on Scottish roads

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) a leading road safety charity obtained the figures through Freedom of Information requests to Police Scotland.

The charity requested details of the top 20 cases of excessive speeding captured by safety cameras on Scottish roads in 2014 - and all of the top 20 were recorded on A roads.

Despite the speed limit on the road in each case being 70 mph, the worst speeding driver was captured doing 129 mph on the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen Road at Waterston Road, Angus.

One driver was caught doing 127 mph on the dangerous A9 Perth to Inverness Road at Moulinearn, Perth and Kinross, while the third worst on the list was clocked as 125 mph on the A74 Glasgow to Carlisle Road on the Southbound Carriageway Near To Holms Overbridge, Beattock.

Of the top 20 worst speeding cases across Scotland, the charity discovered that those breaking the speed limit all 20 were over 113 mph - from the very top at 129 mph to the lowest on the list still coming in at a shocking 113 mph.

The top nine worst cases all ranked above 120 mph.

The data comes after the IAM made a similar Freedom of Information request for England last month, which revealed two cases of 146 mph being recorded on the M25 in Kent, plus one motorist caught doing 128 mph in a 30 mph road in East Grinstead.

IAM chief executive officer, Sarah Sillars, said: “A person who finds driving at these speeds acceptable on a public road needs to undergo a complete rethinking of their attitude with a training and rehabilitation programme.

"We firmly believe this is the best way of tackling what are undoubtedly persistent and repeat speeders.

“We also renew our call for highly visible policing to ensure the threat of getting caught remains in drivers’ and riders’ minds.”








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