Man charged with driving at 72mph on foggy Sound Brae

Shetland's police chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch.

ELEVEN drivers in Shetland have been charged with speeding offences as part of a police clampdown coinciding with the new school term beginning.

Officers in the isles have been carrying out speed checks focusing particularly on the vicinity of schools over the past week.

One driver has been charged with dangerous driving after police said he was clocked driving at 72mph in a 40mph limit on the Sound Brae in Lerwick.

Chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch said: “This is an example of dangerous driving in a built-up area when visibility was reduced due to fog. Dangerous driving such as this can lead to serious injury or death on our roads.

“Officers will be on the roads throughout Shetland so motorists need to be aware of their speed. On the spot fines of three penalty points and £100 will be issued to those caught speeding or a report to the procurator fiscal in Lerwick.

“Speeding can lead to disqualification and has a significant impact on the cost of annual insurance premiums.”