Hundreds of vehicles found speeding on A90 over four day period

850 offences were detected in a four day period
850 offences were detected in a four day period

Over 350 vehicles were found to be speeding during four day operation last month on the A90 and M90 from Fraserburgh to Edinburgh.

In total 850 vehicles were stopped or detected by cameras from Friday October 28 to Monday October 31 for a variety of road offences.

Despite repeated messages regarding inappropriate speed being a factor in collisions, over 350 vehicles were found to be speeding.

A total of 28 drivers were stopped for careless driving, 9 drivers were not wearing their seatbelts and 16 were using mobile phones while driving.

In addition 23 vehicles were found to have no insurance with 12 being seized immediately.

Most of the drivers with no insurance were issued with fixed penalties of 6 points on their licence and a £300 fine with the others being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

There were also 150 minor road traffic offences were detected, with 4 vehicles being prohibited from continuing their journeys.

The vast majority of these were vehicle defects such as lighting, tyre and other construction and use offences.

Officers carried out a number of searches of vehicles, recovering small quantities of drugs as well as seizing over £14,000 under the proceeds of crime legislation.

North East based Road Policing Sergeant Steve Manson, who led the operation, said: "The A90, particularly north of Dundee, has a poor collision history with numerous fatal collisions.

"In the vast majority of these collisions, inappropriate speed or inattentiveness by drivers is a contributory factor.

"The figures demonstrate why we run these operations and why the road has a poor history of collisions.

He added: "Many of the drivers stopped were issued with fixed penalties of 3 points on their licence and a £100 fine with the more serious offences being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

"Road policing officers and units will continue to work together carrying out similar operations to target specific areas or routes."