Police Scotland have issued a warning to drivers about the dangers of speeding after a motorcyclist was charged for allegedly driving at 109mph on the Netherley Road.
The 37-year-old man was charged yesterday as part of speed checks near to Allochie Cottage on the B979 Netherley Road. He will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and will appear in court at a later date.
On Tuesday the 26th of June a car was also stopped for allegedly driving at 89mph and a van was stopped for driving at 84mph. The speed limit is 60mph along the road for cars and 50mph for vans. The 19-year-old male car driver and 47-year-old male van driver have been charged and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
Special Constable Linda Still, who assisted Road Policing with the operation, said: “It goes without saying that a collision at these speeds would have catastrophic consequences. With the school holidays approaching we know that this is typically a time when roads are busier with cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. We are supporting the vulnerable road users’ campaign to encourage people to be more aware of increased traffic and people using the roads.
“Please slow down, respect the safety of other road users and if you’re tempted to speed then think about what the consequences of your decision could be. Please also be aware that on rural roads there can be animals such as deer.”
Anyone who has concerns about excessive speed on antisocial driving is advised to call 101 with as much detail as possible including make, model and colour of cars. Always dial 999 in an emergency.