Figures obtained by a road safety charity from Police Scotland have revealed the worst speeders in Scotland and indicate that there are still many drivers who disregard the speed limit in the country. Figures show that the fastest speed was 139mph in a 60mph zone in Aberdeenshire and second place goes to the speeder who drove at 129mph in a 60mph zone on the Dundee to Aberdeen road. The figures, obtained by the Institute for Advanced Motorists have also shown that two offenders were driving at 114mph in 60mph and 70mph zones. Although many were breaking the speed limit in zones where high speed limits are set, there still appears to be a disregard for the limits and many drivers are putting lives at risk by driving recklessly. The majority of speeding drivers were found on A roads putting motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists at risk of an accident and serious injury. Britain’s two worst offenders were travelling at 149mph and both were caught on the same stretch of road. The Institute’s chief executive has expressed concern over the number of incidents.
Speeding and road safety tips
Speeding has the potential to cause a serious road accident and perhaps even a fatality as shown by the worst speeders figures. Although many think that speed limits are a limit which should be met, it is often advised that drivers should use their common sense to drive slower in certain conditions. Consider the type of road and consider weather conditions before speeding up. Although many drivers exercise vigilance and practise safe driving, there are still many who drive in excess of the speed limit. If you have been involved in a crash and you have been injured, you may be able to win a cash payout if there was someone else at fault.
Filing a compensation claim
Our team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you where there is evidence that someone else caused a road accident and you were injured. Call to obtain no-obligation advice from our solicitors or contact us using our online 30-second test which will help you determine how successful your claim is likely to be. The no win, no fee* policy we offer will ensure that you have nothing to pay upfront and therefore you will not suffer any further strain on your finances if you claim with us.
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown