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Drivers urged to go slow near rural schools

Issued: 4 Jan 2007

Motorists travelling around Dores and Croy are being warned that part time 20mph speed restrictions are being introduced at Aldourie and Croy Primary schools for children's safety.

The new speed limits come into force on Wednesday 10th January, 2007. This addition brings the total number of schools benefiting from new speed limits in Inverness Area to 24 and in Highland to 89 at present.

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.

The new 20mph speed limits will the come into affect Mondays to Fridays during school term times at Aldourie Primary from 8:30am to 9am and 3pm to3:20pm; and at Croy Primary from 8:40am to 9am; 12:10 to 1:15pm and 3pm to 3:20pm.

The other schools in Inverness Area with 20mph speed restrictions are: Ardersier, Balloch, Beauly, Cannich Bridge, Cauldeen, Cradlehall, Dalneigh, Drakies, Duncan Forbes, Hilton, Kinmylies, Kirkhill, Lochardil, Merkinch, Muirtown, Tomnacross Primaries; Drummond School, Charleston, Culloden, Inverness Royal and Millburn Academies and Inverness High School.

For further information about the 20mph programme please contact: Murdo MacLeod, Traffic Technician, The Highland Council, Transport, Environmental & Community Services, Ardross House, 3 Ardross Terrace, Inverness IV3 5NQ tel: (01463) 702691

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