Thousands of drivers reported or warned

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More than 3,000 drivers were reported or warned during Police Scotland recent speeding campaign.

2,100 people were reported for motoring offences and another 1,046 given face-to-face warnings to improve their driving.

During the week long campaign, officers conducting speed checks detected 2,081 instances of speeding. More than half the drivers detected were offered suitable advice and warned; the remainder being either reported to the Procurator Fiscal or being issued with a conditional offer of a fixed penalty.

In addition to this, the country`s safety camera units detected 897 drivers driving in excess of the speed limit.

Head of Road Policing Chief Superintendent Andy Edmonston said: “Hopefully those people we have warned and those who have been reported will take the time to reflect on how they were driving and change their behaviour at the wheel as a moment of carelessness can have a devastating impact on a number of lives.

“This campaign was about reinforcing the need to drive at an appropriate speed for the conditions and reducing the risk of harm for vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and motorcyclists, who accounted for almost half of the 200 people killed on our roads in 2014.”

In addition to the speeding offences and warnings, 21 people were reported for dangerous driving, and 47 reports and 96 warnings issued for careless driving.