Police to continue Skye road safety crackdown after 20 drivers snared
MORE than 20 drivers have been caught in a road safety operation on Skye.
A week-long roads campaign was carried out on the island after concerns were raised by residents and community groups.
The operation saw 15 drivers charged with speeding, two people charged with drink- driving, two vehicles seized for having no insurance and a driver reported for having no valid driving licence, along with other offences in relation to inappropriate driving and vehicle defects.
Constable David Canning, based in Dunvegan, who led the operation, said: ‘It was disappointing to detect so many people driving at inappropriate speeds in built-up areas of the island, including one local man who has been reported to the procurator fiscal for driv- ing at 51 miles an hour in a 30 mile per hour zone in Broadford.
‘These proactive patrols, working jointly with the roads policing unit, will continue throughout the summer to ensure Skye roads are safe places for residents and visitors. All of those detected now face a fine and points being imposed on their driving licence, while those caught drink driving face a minimum of a 12-month driving ban if found guilty.
‘Our message to drivers on Skye is to take your time, drive with consideration for others and get there safely.’
Anyone concerned over inappropriate driving should call 101 to speak to a local officer and follow the @LochabSkyePol Twitter feed for up-to- date roads information.