Reminder to adhere to speed restriction

Police are issuing a further reminder to all motorists to adhere to the speed restrictions in the area of the AWPR road works around the city.

Police are issuing a further reminder to all motorists to adhere to the speed restrictions in the area of the AWPR road works around the city.

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Police are issuing a further reminder to all motorists to adhere to the speed restrictions in the area of the AWPR road works around the city.

Inspector Jon Barron of the Divisional Road Policing Unit in Aberdeen said: "The majority of motorists are obeying restrictions and adapting their driving accordingly.

"However, on all the affected roads there is a small minority who continue to put themselves and others at risk by openly disregarding the temporary speed limits. This will not be tolerated; our patrols and checks will continue to be carried out. Many vehicles have been recorded at speeds considerably in excess of the posted restrictions.

"Not only is this extremely disappointing, but this behaviour is clearly dangerous. Fortunately no-one has been injured and hopefully this will continue to be the case.

"I would urge motorists to show some patience and consideration for other road users and those working in close proximity to the road. Those carrying out the works are extremely vulnerable. Given the size and scale of the entire operation as it continues into the coming weeks and months, it is vital that everyone continues to play their part."

"The speed restrictions aren't intended to act as an obstacle to anyone's progress. They have been introduced to make sure that everyone can stay safe, the road users and those working near to the road.

"Where you see speed restrictions signs, where you see a coned area, where you see works vehicles, where there are temporary traffic signals or a temporary road surface, please, please slow down."