Police catch driver travelling at 119mph amid surge in speeding over bank holiday

Officers caught a dozen men speeding at the same junction of the M867.

Police Scotland have urged drivers to drive safely after a surge in the number of people caught speeding over the bank holiday weekend.

Between Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10, police caught 12 men speeding at J2 of the M876 near Larbert.

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Officers said the men - aged from 19 to 66 - were driving at speeds between 93mph and 111mph.

Police Scotland have urged drivers to drive safely after a surge in the number of people caught speeding over the bank holiday weekend.

In two separate incidents, a 47-year old man and a 46-year old man were caught driving at 57mph and 55mph respectively, on the same 30mph stretch of the A803 in Bonnybridge.

On Saturday, police caught a 27-year-old man driving at 119mph on the A90 in Blackdog, Aberdeenshire.

Then, on Sunday, officers say a 21-year-old man was detected driving at 103mph in a 70mph limit on the M8 near Euro Central.

And on Monday, a 29-year-old man was caught driving at 101mph in a 60mph limit on the A90 near Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

Chief Superintendent Louise Blakelock, Head of Road Policing said: “The dangers of speeding are well known and have been shown time and again as being a significant factor in fatal and serious injury collisions.

“Speeding increases your risk of being involved in a collision. With the current challenges facing us just now, we need to protect the NHS and save lives, therefore, drivers need to be more cautious and consider other road users.

“The high speeds detected over the weekend show that despite the clear risks involved a minority of drivers are still willing to take their chance. Officers will continue to patrol the road network to deter and detect illegal driving behaviour in an effort to keep the public safe.

"Additionally, the stay at home message from the Scottish Government is still in place, therefore, we would ask people to consider if their journey really is essential. If it is, drive safely.”

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