Disqualified from driving for 55 days and £325 fine for speeding at Laurencekirk

Following a recent court appearance a 19 year old male was found guilty of driving at 68mph in the 50mph stretch of the A90 at Laurencekirk.

The motorist asked the judge to take other factors into consideration before the decision was reached, disqualifying him from driving for 55 days and a fine of £325.

North Safety Camera Unit Manager, Arron Duncan, stated:

"We welcome the result of this case and hope that it sends a clear message to all motorists that disregard the speed limits that are in place. Such driving must be considered socially unacceptable and will not be tolerated. This individual was driving at speeds in excess of the limit which not only put him in danger but also put other innocent road users in danger.  Over the years this stretch of the A90 at Laurencekirk has been the site of many collisions and as a result a preferred design for a flyover is being explored by Transport Scotland.

Average Speed Cameras have been operational along the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven since October 2017. Since October 2017 we have seen an increase in driver compliance to over 90% and a reduction in serious and fatal collisions.

 

The primary focus of the North Safety Camera Unit remains to improve driving behaviour and both average speed camera and mobile enforcement locations can be found on http://www.safetycameras.gov.scot/cameras/safety-camera-locations/