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Police unhappy with the numbers caught on ACPOS Speeding and Seatbelt Day of Action

Issued: 25 Aug 2010

As children returned to school after their long summer break, many motorists received a costly lesson in road safety, a lesson that could ultimately save their own life or the lives of others.

During the 24 hour ACPOS speeding and seatbelt enforcement period on Monday into Tuesday of this week (23-24 August) a total of nine people were detected speeding, a further two were traced for careless driving and thirty drivers in the Highlands and Islands were found not to be wearing their seatbelts.

Road Safety Officer Laura Fisher commented: "Thirty people may not seem a large number, but those are thirty people who if they were involved in a minor collision, would have no safety protection so could seriously injure themselves or others within the vehicle.

"Speeding remains one of the main factors in road traffic collisions and is an issue the public tell us is of real concern to them. We will continue to highlight the dangers of inappropriate speed and enforce the law to reduce road casualties in the Highlands and Islands."

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