Speed­ing mo­torists snared in cam­paign

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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