Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The skye times

A week long road safety operation was carried out on the Isle of Skye after concerns were raised by residents and local community groups.

The operation saw fifteen drivers charged with speeding in built up areas, two people charged with drink driving, two vehicles being seized for having no insurance and a driver reported for having no valid driving licence along with a number of other offences in relation to inappropriate driving and vehicle defects.

Constable David Canning, based in Dunvegan, who led this operation said: "It was disappointing to detect so many people continuing to drive at inappropriate speeds in the built up areas of the island, including one local man who has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for driving at 51 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone in Broadford.

"These pro-active patrols, working jointly with the Roads Policing Unit, will continue throughout the summer in order to influence driver behaviour and ensure that the Skye roads continue to be safe places for residents and visitors.

"All of those detected now face a fine and points being imposed on their driving licence whilst those caught drink driving face a minimum of a 12 month driving ban if found guilty.

"Our message to users of the roads on the Isle of Skye is to take your time, drive with consideration for others and get there safely."

Anyone with information in relation to specific areas where speed or inappropriate driving is a concern is asked to contact 101 to speak to a local officer and follow the @LochabSkyePol Twitter feed for up to date information on what is happening in the area.

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