Monday, November 18, 2019
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Officers based in Portree and Kyle of Lochalsh have carried out a four day road safety operation focusing on ensuring vehicles and their drivers are prepared for the dark nights and winter months.

As a result of these proactive patrols over the last weekend 13 drivers were issued with vehicle defect rectification notices requiring them to have lighting and tyre faults repaired.

In addition to this, during these patrols officers charged an 18-year-old local man with driving at 60mph in a 40mph zone in Dunvegan.

In a separate incident a second 18-year-old man was charged with drink driving with a provisional driving licence and carrying passengers in a dangerous manner in Broadford. He will appear in court at a later date.

Constable Alasdair MacKenzie, who took part in the operation, said: "As the dark nights arrive and road conditions are likely to worsen it is vital that road users ensure their vehicles are suitably prepared.

"Take time to check your lights and tyres, ensure fluids are topped up and always drive according to the road conditions.

"It is disappointing that two young men have been dealt with for drink driving and a significant speeding offence during this operation and our patrols will continue to focus on this type of dangerous driving behaviour.

"Anyone with concerns about road safety issues in Skye and Lochalsh should contact a local officer on 101."

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