Police crackdown on speeding motorists as new school term begins
A motorist has been charged with dangerous driving after being caught driving at 72mph in a 40mph limit near the Sound School.
In the past week the police have been carrying out speed checks, particularly near schools, with the beginning of the new school term.
These checks have resulted in eleven drivers being charged with speeding offences during the past week.
Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch said: “This is an example of dangerous driving in a built up area when visibility was reduced due to fog.
“Dangerous driving such as this can lead to serious injury or death on our roads. Officers will be on the roads throughout Shetland so motorists need to be aware of their speed.
“On the spot fines of three penalty points and £100 will be issued to those caught speeding or a report to the procurator fiscal in Lerwick.
“Speeding can lead to disqualification and has a significant impact on the cost of annual insurance premiums.”