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Police Scotland officers snare speeding Highland motorists on A9 near Aviemore

By Staff Reporter

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FOUR motorists have been caught doing more than 100mph on the A9 near Aviemore.

Their vehicles, which were spotted by police on Friday in unrelated incidents, were seen travelling at 119mph, 112mph, 110mph and 105mph.

The drivers, who were men aged 18, 34, 37 and 41, have been reported in connection with the various incidents.

A 60-year-old man will also be reported after a vehicle was detected at 97mph in the same area on Friday evening.

All of the detections were made during routine patrols by officers from the road policing unit.

Road policing inspector Neil Lumsden said: "The potential consequences of travelling at excessively high speeds are well known so it is disappointing that some drivers are willing to put themselves and other road users at risk.

"Road safety is a priority for Police Scotland nationally and locally in the Highlands.

"We will continue to proactively enforce the speed limit while also carrying out preventative education work under Operation Cedar.

"I would urge people to take responsibility for their own driving - if you are tempted to speed then consider what the consequences could be of your decision.

"Convictions for road traffic offences like this can result in a fine, penalty points, disqualification or even imprisonment - while the consequences of any collision could be more serious still."

Anyone with concerns about the manner of someone's driving can call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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