Driver detected travelling at 84mph in 30mph zone

30mph sign

On Wednesday 20 March at approximately 6:50pm, a driver was detected travelling at 84mph in the Muirhouse Parkway area of Edinburgh. This is almost triple the 30mph speed limit for this area.

East Safety Camera Unit Manager, Andy Jones said “this is one of the worst incidents of speeding that we have detected. This driver has shown no consideration for other road users or the community. The driver’s actions were nothing short of reckless. We will continue to work with Road Policing to enforce in this area and the motorist will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal”

Police Inspector Roger Park of Edinburgh City Road Policing Unit “Built up areas have a speed limit of 30mph as drivers need to be able to react quickly to changes in road and traffic conditions. If a child had run into the road then the driver would not have had enough time to react and stop. This driver has shown blatant disregard for the safety of pedestrians and other road users. We will continue to monitor offences in this area along with our colleagues at the East Safety Camera Unit”