Speeding motorists snared in campaign
AN INCREASE in road policing between Spean Bridge and Roy Bridge saw a number of speeders snared in the area last month.
Fifteen fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers, with five people being reported to the procurator fiscal and a number of others receiving warnings.
Speeding between Spean Bridge and Roy Bridge has been an ongoing issue for the community council for some time but at its December meet- ing Sergeant Andy Cooper reported that there had been ‘considerable road policing activity in Roy Bridge’ during both November and December.
Inspector Donald Campbell commented: ‘Following recent concerns about speeding raised by residents in the Spean Bridge area, officers have proactively targeted vehicles travelling at excessive speeds, resulting in 15 fixed penalties being issued and five individuals reported to the procurator fiscal.’
Inspector Campbell added that road safety is a top priority for Lochaber police. He said: ‘Speeding and other road traffic offences such as drink driving and using a mobile phone behind the wheel have potentially fatal consequences for other road users and pedestrians.
‘Road safety remains a top priority for local officers and Police Scotland nationally, so our message would be: slow down and take care, particu- larly in and around villages and during wintry weather.’
He said that police would continue to work with the community council to get the message across that dangerous driving is not acceptable in Lochaber. He added: ‘By working with community councils, we hope to make the message clear that dangerous and inconsiderate driving is not welcome in Lochaber and officers will take action to help keep our communities safe.’