A1 motorist caught doing 115mph

The A1 road in East Lothian features twice in Police Scotland’s top 20 recorded speeding offence in Scotland for the past 15 months.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 20th August 2014, 3:32 pm
Picture: Kimberley Powell
Picture: Kimberley Powell

Two motorists were caught on the A1 – one doing 115mph, the other doing 114mph.

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Figures obtained by leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) through a Freedom of Information request to Police Scotland show that of the top 20 recorded top speeds between April 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 just one took place on a motorway – the rest were on A roads. Speeds captured on fixed and mobile speeding cameras ranged from 114mph to 139mph.

IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “These speeds show there are still drivers out there displaying a contempt for the law and for the safety of fellow road users.

“This is made doubly worse by the fact the vast majority of the incidents took place on A roads, putting oncoming motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians at greater risk.”