Published: 18/06/2018 16:14 - Updated: 18/06/2018 16:25

Driver caught at 98mph on A947 road


Road policing officers carried out the operation.


A 29-year-old man from the Banff area has been charged for allegedly driving at 98mph on the A947 Banff to Turriff road.

The motorist was stopped by police on Friday, June 15, as part of an ongoing operation in Banff to target anti-social driving following concerns raised by members of the public.

During the course of the operation, which was carried out over Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, four drivers were warned for speeding in built up areas with one further driver issued with a fixed penalty notice for a speeding offence.

A large number of motorists were also stopped and spoken to regarding a range of issues including speeding, minor instances of careless driving and construction and use offences.

Constable Jordan Stewart, of Banff Community Policing Team, said: “Anti-social driving in the town has been an issue for the local community for some time and by carrying out this activity we hope it will lead to improvements.

"This operation has involved local officers as well as roads policing officers and we will continue to work together to target any issues reported to us.

"I would also remind the community to continue to report their concerns. 

"If you see a vehicle driving anti-socially, take note of the vehicle details including registration number and ideally have someone with you who can corroborate the driver's actions. Report it to us and we will deal with the matter."

Any concerns can be reported to police on 101 or you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.

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