Cops dismayed over speeding

POLICE chiefs have expressed disappointment at the results of last week’s day of action against speeding.

The campaign, held on Wednesday, targeted motorists committing offences in the hope of promoting road safety.

However, a total 451 road users across the country were found not wearing seatbelts, and 264 were stopped for driving at excessive speeds.

Strathclyde Police alone found 131 drivers to be over the speed limit, and in one incident a male was reported for dangerous driving after travelling at 60 miles per hour in a 30mph zone.

Chief superintendent Charlie Common, ACPOS lead on casualty reduction, said: “These figures are extremely disappointing and re-enforce the need for campaigns. Although much progress has been made, the number of drivers detected is of great concern.

“I cannot emphasise enough the part speeding has to play in accidents and how much the risk of injury is increased through failure to wear a seatbelt”.

He added: “Wednesday’s results show that far too many people continue to ignore our warnings and disregard the law”.