Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Five motorcyclist travelling at speeds in excess of 100mph have been caught on roads near Skye.

As part of Police Scotland’s on-going “Operation Zenith2 to drive down speed, the bikers were pulled over on the A890 between Lochcarron and Achnasheen as they travelled way in excess of the 60mph limit.

With hundreds of motorcyclists making their way to Skye every year the new national initiative by the police is intended to have a real impact and stop those driving at inappropriate speeds.

Inspector Gus Stewart of the Divisional Road Policing Unit said: “The areas where our checks are focused have been highlighted to us by our communities as being problematic and it is disappointing to find riders travelling at such dangerously high speeds on these roads. 

"Our checks will continue and we would encourage the public to inform us of any problem areas which will allow us to focus our patrols.

"Motorcycling is an excellent way to explore the Highlands and Islands and we want riders to enjoy their time in the area, but more importantly we want them to get home safely.

"I would urge riders to be aware of their own vulnerability and ride according to the prevailing road, weather and traffic conditions. Our main aim is to reduce the number of road deaths and make Scotland’s roads safer. So don’t risk it, reduce your speed and obey the rules of the road.”

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