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Police warning for Covid-19 motorists

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By Fiona Reid
Police warning for Covid-19 motorists

POLICE Scotland is reminding motorists of the importance of being safe on the roads after a number of people were caught driving at high speeds or under the influence of drink or drugs over the Easter weekend.

Between April 10 and 14, ten people were detected for high level speeding offences and 16 people caught for drink or drug driving offences by roads policing officers in Scotland.

Superintendent Simon Bradshaw said: “Drink or drug  driving is never acceptable and it is astonishing to see people behave so recklessly, particularly when we all need to be doing our bit to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

“While the roads may be quieter as the majority of people stay at home, there still remains the potential for unexpected changes to road conditions, such as the presence of pedestrians or deer and other wildlife.

“Nobody can predict what is around the corner and speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly increases your chances of being involved in a crash.

“Officers remain on patrol on the road network and in local communities to deal with illegal driving behaviour in order to keep people safe.

“The consequences of speeding or drink and drug driving can be fatal and it simply is not worth the risk.”


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