21st November 2019
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Police warning as 10 drivers are caught speeding

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Shetland police have warned motorists to stop driving so fast after 10 offenders were caught during a “day of action” on speeding.

Three of those caught yesterday had driven in excess of 30mph outside schools, where 20mph limits are in force. One driver was caught doing 35mph outside Whiteness Primary School.

Drivers were also caught speeding at 74mph in a 60mph zone in Scalloway, and at 43mph in a 30mph zone in Brae.

Shetland’s chief inspector Angus MacInnes said the number of detentions, and their nature, “reflect poorly” on the drivers in question.

“Speeding outside schools is inexcusable, highly irresponsible and could result in a child being seriously injured or worse,” he said. “We will continue to target speeding drivers and ask members of the public to reduce their speed, particularly around primary schools.”