Region is a hotspot for foreign speeders

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The Lothian and Borders area has topped a table for foreign drivers committing speeding offences.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has recently discovered that foreign drivers have escaped 4,073 speeding offences in the last twelve months alone.

The figures have been revealed following a freedom of information request to Police Scotland, which asked how many foreign motorists had been caught by speed cameras across Scotland.

As foreign vehicles are not registered with the DVLA these speeding offences are not pursued.

Lothian and Borders saw a reported 3,182 offences in the last 12 months, from August 2013 to July 2014.

The region also registered a top recorded speed of 106mph in a 70mph limit zone, which was recorded on the A1 at Gladsmuir, East Lothian.