A MOTORCYCLIST has been caught driving at almost twice the 60mph speed limit on a rural road in Moray, it was revealed today.
The 23-year-old biker was recorded travelling at 115mph in a 60mph area on the A941 Elgin to Lossiemouth road last Sunday afternoon.
He was amongst several motorists and bikers caught speeding as part of routine patrols in the Aberdeenshire and Moray areas by Police Scotland.
A force spokesman said: “A further two motorists were stopped on the A952 road including a 21-year-old man caught driving at 96mph in a 60mph area at the Toll of Birness at 6.15am on Thursday, 4 July, and a 23-year-old man who was caught driving at 91mph in a 60mph, at the New Leeds to Cortes junction, on Friday, 5 July.
“A 34-year-old man has also been reported for dangerous and drink driving after he was caught driving at 96mph in a 60mph area while over the limit on the A947 Turriff to Fyvie road on Sunday, 7 July.”
Roads Policing Inspector Ewan Innes said: “It is disappointing to see so many people caught speeding at the start of the warmer summer weather. I would like to remind motorcyclists and road users to think about the standards of their driving and in particular watch their speed.”
He continued: “Road conditions can change dramatically during summer months and there can be more hazards to watch out for such as additional road users. Drivers and riders should be aware of this and the affects it can have.
“While we appreciate the majority of road users drive within the speed limit and to the conditions I would urge everyone to continually think about the standards of their driving as it can make all the difference.
“We will continue to target drivers who ignore the rules of the road and put the lives of other road users at risk, as well as their own life.”