Glasgow drivers warned of police crackdown on speeders
Drivers who flout speed limits, use mobile phones or choose not to wear their seatbelt are to be targeted this week. Police Scotland will embark on a week-long campaign to promote safer driving today. Officers will be focussing on motorists driving at inappropriate speeds, which “contributes significantly” to serious and fatal injuries in road crashes. A similar, week-long initiative in February caught 423 speeding drivers and a further 1,164 offences were detected by the Safety Camera Units.
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Police crack down on speeding near Edinburgh Airport – one person caught doing 73mph in a 40mph zone
The road police were out and about on Glasgow Road near Edinburgh airport last night (28 April) in a bid to crack down on speeding in the area. The dual carriageway road near Corstorphine has a limit of 40mph, but the type of road and the fact it’s near the airport lead drivers to take chances, and last night was no exception. One driver was caught doing 60mph and another was clocked at 73mph. Both have been reported to the court, say police. The crackdown is one of many in the Scottish capital lately.
Police Scotland warns of rise in teens targeted as money mules
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Police Scotland safe driving campaign launched
Drivers who flout speed limits, use mobile phones or don’t wear seatbelts will be targeted by Police Scotland this week. A campaign to promote safer driving will run until Sunday. A similar initiative in February caught 423 speeding drivers and a further 1164 offences were detected by safety camera units.