16th August 2018
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Police warn motorists again after four caught speeding in one day

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Police have renewed their appeal for drivers to ease off the gas after four motorists were charged with speeding yesterday. Three people were given £60 fines and had three points put on their licences.

One person could be facing criminal proceedings after driving fast enough to warrant a report being sent to the procurator fiscal. The incidents happened on the A970 and outside Sound Primary School in Lerwick.

In a separate incident a woman was issued with a fixed penalty of three points and a fine of £60 for driving through a red light at the roadworks on Church Road, Lerwick.

The news comes just days after police in Lerwick made a similar appeal for drivers to keep their speeds down.

Sergeant Paul Daley said the latest incidents were disappointing, and warned police were well equipped to catch speeding drivers.

“Yet again police would like to remind Shetland’s motorists that we are carrying out speed checks using the pro-laser speed-gun and also following speeding motorists in marked police vehicles fitting with calibrated speedometers,” he said.

“We are absolutely committed to improving road safety across the islands and reducing the number of accidents and injuries. We will continue to do whatever is necessary until this safety message gets through to motorists.

“Police in Shetland continue to detect motorists exceeding the speed limits around the isles. Not only do drivers who speed face a criminal conviction  and penalty points on their driving license, but they also risk an increased insurance premium for a number of years. We urge all motorists to drive responsibly and safely.”

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