Nine drivers clocked doing over 120mph in Scotland

Vehicles on the A90, where one driver was clocked doing 129mph on the dual carriageway at Waterston Road in Angus. Picture: Cate Gillon
Vehicles on the A90, where one driver was clocked doing 129mph on the dual carriageway at Waterston Road in Angus. Picture: Cate Gillon
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SPEED cameras caught nine people doing more than 120mph on Scotland’s roads last year, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) revealed today.

The highest speed was 129mph - approaching twice the 70mph limit - on the A90 dual carriageway at Waterston Road in Angus.

Close behind was 127mph clocked by a camera on a dual carriageway section of the A9 at Moulinearn, near Pitlochry.

Third place was 125mph recorded on the A74(M) near Beattock.

It is not clear if the speeders were in cars, vans or on motorcycles - or if any escaped prosecution.

Police Scotland have previously admitted that nine speeders caught doing between 114mph and 139mph in the 14 months to last June got off scot-free.

This is because their number plate was not detected, road markings were not clear or paperwork was not completed in time.

The new figures, from a Freedom of Information request, come after the IAM found two cases of 146mph on the M25 in Kent.

The IAM such speeders should be put on re-training courses, which transport minister Derek Mackay is considering introducing in Scotland.

Chief executive Sarah Sillars said: “A person who finds driving at these speeds acceptable on a public road needs to undergo a complete re-thinking 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.”

The rest of the top 20 speeders caught by cameras were on the same roads - including the same stretch of the A9, along with on the M80 near Denny and A1 in East Lothian.

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