Motorist caught at more than 100mph on North-east road

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A motorist has been caught driving at more than 100mph on a busy North-east road.

Officers stopped a car near Fraserburgh after it was spotted being driven at more than 100mph on the A98 yesterday.

The speed limit of the single-carriageway road is 60mph.

A 22-year-old man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to dangerous driving.

Sergeant Scott McKay, from the Formartine local policing team, said: “Police Scotland has issued numerous warnings to motorists regarding speeding and the impact this can have upon a driver’s ability to control a vehicle and stop should there be a requirement.

“Whilst the majority of motorists abide by the speed limits, there continues to be a small number of individuals who make a conscious decision to break the law and put themselves and others at serious risk of harm.

“The A98 is a two way undivided carriageway and is subject to a maximum speed limit of 60 miles per hour for cars.

“This does not mean that drivers must travel at 60 miles per hour and each driver is responsible for assessing the road conditions and driving at a speed which is safe and which does not put themselves or others at risk.

“In response to concerns raised by local community councils within the Aberdeenshire area, local policing teams and roads policing officers will continue to proactively target those who choose to speed within our communities and these drivers will be dealt with robustly.

“Please slow down, pay attention to speed limits and respect the safety of others who use the roads.”