Week-long speeding campaign underway

Police are urging motorists to curb their speed.
Police are urging motorists to curb their speed.

Motorists are being asked to consider their speed and help save lives in a week-long Police Scotland campaign launched on Monday.

As well as enforcing speed limits, police officers will take every opportunity to interact with drivers and other road users, particularly those from vulnerable groups (such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists) to educate them about the inherent dangers associated with speeding and driving at inappropriate speed.

Head of Road Policing Chief Superintendent Andy Edmonston, said: “Police Scotland is committed to making our country’s roads safer.

“Communities across the country continually tell us that road safety and speeding are issues of concern for them, that is why reducing road casualties and fatalities remains one of our top policing priorities.

“Vulnerable road users accounted for nearly half (95) of all road fatalities in 2014 and a further 3348 suffered injury.”