Five motorists caught doing 100mph on A90

FIVE motorists have been caught speeding at 100mph in the last three days on a stretch of road during a police crackdown.

Police have been cracking down on speeding in the area. Picture: John Devlin
Police have been cracking down on speeding in the area. Picture: John Devlin

Four cars and a motorcycle were stopped on the A90 between Peterhead and Aberdeen for driving at speeds from 100mph to 103mph.

The male car drivers aged 23, 25, 29 and 55 and the man driving the motorcycle, 29, have been reported to the procurator fiscal.

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The drivers were stopped as part of Operation CEDAR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce) in Aberdeenshire.

Various police units carried out dedicated patrols and speed checks on the roads each morning from Tuesday to Thursday this week, with additional checks on goods vehicles being carried out with the assistance of the Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency.

More than 100 vehicles were stopped as part of the operation, which aimed to encourage drivers to take more responsibility on the region’s roads.

A total of 62 drivers, aged between 19 and 56, were reported or warned for a variety of offences.

Trunk road policing sergeant Steve Manson said: “This is one of a number of high-profile road policing operations that have taken place in the area, however despite this it’s disappointing that so many drivers were found to be committing offences.

“The majority of these offences were detected during the morning commute when the roads are particularly busy. Some of the drivers were travelling at particularly high speeds and it goes without saying that a collision at these speeds is likely to result in serious injury or a fatality.

“Road safety is a priority for Police Scotland and we will continue to encourage drivers to take responsibility for their driving and consider the potential consequences.”

A total of 38 drivers were stopped in relation to speeding and four motorists were dealt with for careless driving, which included tailgating, undertaking and inappropriate driving.

Five drivers were stopped for using their mobile telephones, two drivers were reported and had their vehicles seized for driving without insurance, and three drivers were stopped in relation to not wearing seatbelts.

Two drivers were stopped for driving without valid MOTs, while the remaining drivers were dealt with in relation to minor road traffic offences.