Police disappointed with drivers during Road Safety Week

Police are urging motorists to curb their speed.
Police are urging motorists to curb their speed.

Police Scotland has expressed disappointment at the behaviour of drivers on the country’s roads, when more than 2,000 offences were detected during the national BRAKE Road Safety Week campaign.

The majority of the offences were for speeding, with Road Policing Unit officers detecting 941 offences and the mobile Safety Camera Units around the country recording another 709 offenders.

Careless driving was detected in 197 cases and there were 17 instances of dangerous driving, while 145 motorists were detected for mobile phone offences and 121 for breaching the law over seatbelt legislation.

Superintendent Fraser Candlish, Head of Road Policing for Police Scotland, said: “I am disappointed that so many drivers chose to ignore these warnings and were prepared to risk themselves and other road users, with the result that hundreds of drivers now face a range of sanctions from receiving corrective advice, to the issue of fixed penalties or being reported to the Procurator Fiscal. December sees the start of the winter season, and we are now experiencing challenging driving conditions which require all drivers to be aware of them and adjust their driving to suit the conditions.”