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Council warns motorists to put the brakes on

Issued: 24 May 2007

Motorists are being warned that 20mph speed restrictions are being introduced at three more Highland schools for children's safety.

The new speed limit comes into force at Farr, Foyers and Stratherrick Primary Schools on Monday 28th May, 2007.

The speed limits at Farr and Stratherrick Primaries are part-time and will operate when pupils are expected to be arriving or departing from the schools.

Foyers Primary will have a full time limit on the road leading to the school and a part time limit on the Foyers - Dores B852 road.

This will make a total of 40 out of 62 schools, with 20 mph speed limits in place in the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey area.

Drivers travelling near Farr Primary School should be aware that the 20mph part time speed limit applies on school days from: 09:00 to 0930; 11:45 to 12:00; 12:30 to 12:45; 15:00 to 15:15; and 15:25 to 15:40. At Foyers Primary the part time limits apply from 08:45 to 09:15; 15:30 to 16:00; and at Stratherrick Primary from 08:45 to 09:15 and 15:15 to 15:30.

Motorists are reminded that if they speed in the vicinity of Highland schools then the penalties will be tough. The Highland Council, Northern Constabulary and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Highlands and Islands Area) are clear that if motorists are caught speeding near Highland schools where a 20mph limit is in place, then robust enforcement action will be taken by both the Police and the Procurator Fiscal Service.

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