114mph biker criticised by police


A 28-year-old man has been charged after he was caught driving at 114 mph on the B9001 Inverurie to Rothienorman road.

The driver was one of 8 people caught speeding during a road traffic operation carried out on the road during Wednesday and Thursday this week to target early morning commuters.

Roads Policing Officers from Grampian Police have hit out at speeding commuters in Aberdeenshire and voiced their frustration at motorists who insist on ignoring our basic road safety.

The biker was caught during a two day operation

 Sergeant Rob Warnock, Road Policing Inverurie, said: “I am disappointed that despite our repeated warnings about the dangers driving at excessive speed, it appears that some drivers have failed to heed this message.

“Our crews have recently targeted the B9001 Inverurie to Rothienorman road and found drivers speeding at over 80 and 90mph.  They also stopped a motorcyclist travelling at 114mph which is completely unacceptable.

Sergeant Warnock went on to once again urge drivers and riders to act responsibly and consider both their own safety and that of others.  “Our officers will continue to tackle this issue robustly.  There is no excuse for excessive speed, it only takes a fraction of a second for something to go wrong and unfortunately once a tragedy occurs it is too late for remorse.”

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