Driving offences - not worth it

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Following Tayside Police’s campaign focusing on speeding and inappropriate driving, 238 drivers were detected for speeding. Two vehicles were seized for repeated inappropriate driving under Antisocial Behaviour legislation and three drivers were charged with careless or dangerous driving.

Constable Aileen Walker, based in Tayside Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Among those detected were a driver travelling at 98 mph on the A90 and a van driver travelling at 46 mph in a 30 mph limit in a built-up area.

“Drivers traced using their vehicles in an antisocial manner will also have to pay to get their cars back.”

In addition, there were 12 drivers detected for drink/drug driving, three of these were reported to the police by members of the public and a further two traced as a result of collisions. The highest readings provided were 99 and 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, nearly three times the limit.

Two of these were involved in collisions but no one was injured.

During the campaign, Tayside Police continued to deal with offences in relation to seat belts and mobile phones. Conditional Offers of Fixed Penalty for £60 were issued to 14 drivers for not wearing a seatbelt and 21 drivers for using their mobile phone whilst driving In addition, the latter drivers will also have three penalty points endorsed on their licence.

Penalty notices were also issued for a number of other road traffic offences including failing to obey red traffic lights and pedestrian crossing offences. As a result of offences relating to motorists with no insurance or no driving licence, five drivers had their vehicles seized and they will have to pay over £100 to get them returned.