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Police issue speed warning for motorists in Orkney

Police in Orkney are urging folk to drive safely after speed checks at the weekend resulted in two drivers being detected driving at more than 80mph.

Two drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices after being detected driving at 83mph and 81mph, both in a 60mph limit.

A third man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal, as it is alleged his vehicle was detected travelling at 93mph in a 60mph zone, last Saturday night.

Officers were carrying out static speed checks on the A965 in the Stenness area.

Inspector Keith Bendall said: “It was disappointing to detect people driving at inappropriate speeds in Orkney, including the one man who has been reported for driving in excess of 90mph.

“Proactive patrols will continue in Orkney and our message to those driving in our islands is simple — drive at speeds appropriate to the road conditions, within the limit and with consideration for other road users.”

Anyone with information in relation to specific areas where speed or inappropriate driving is a concern is asked to contact 101 to speak to a local officer.

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