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Fifty-five drivers stopped on the North Coast 500 route for motoring offences; dangerous driving and speeding among the offences detected by Police Scotland officers in the Highlands during the crackdown along the NC500


By Philip Murray

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A police officer using a speed gun at The Mound on the shores of Loch Fleet in Sutherland. Picture: Police Scotland.
A police officer using a speed gun at The Mound on the shores of Loch Fleet in Sutherland. Picture: Police Scotland.
Police Scotland news.
Police Scotland news.

DOZENS of motorists have been stopped for offences during a crackdown on the North Coast 500 route – from dangerous driving to speeding.

Some 55 offences were detected by police over the past two weekends.

As well as dangerous driving and speeding, motorists were also stopped for mobile phone use, load security, dangerous condition offences and for passengers being carried dangerously.

Road Policing Inspector, Donnie Mackinnon, said "These proactive patrols highlight our commitment to improving road safety across the Highlands and will hopefully reassure our communities that we are both listening and responding to their concerns.

A police officer using a speed gun at The Mound on the shores of Loch Fleet in Sutherland. Picture: Police Scotland.
A police officer using a speed gun at The Mound on the shores of Loch Fleet in Sutherland. Picture: Police Scotland.

"Through Operation Cedar, we aim to reduce casualties and influence driver behaviour and we will continue to address poor driving standards and poor decision making by robustly enforcing appropriate legislation."

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