Man charged driving at 124mph on A68

Monday October 30th 2017

Police Scotland Patrol Car

A man has been charged with a speeding offence in Midlothian.

Road Policing Officers stopped a Renault Megane Sport car at around 3.20 p.m. on Saturday 28th October after the vehicle was detected travelling at 124 mph in a 60mph zone of the A68, at a point near to the Cousland Junction, near Dalkeith.

The 26-year-old will now be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Trunk Roads Policing Inspector Roddy MacMillan said:

“Motorists and other road users should be mindful that our Vulnerable Road Users Campaign is currently running.

“Excessive or inappropriate speed is one of the main contributors to serious injury and fatal road collisions and such neglegent driving behaviour will not be tolerated.

“We will be using marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles to engage, educate and enforce. Our aim is to encourage and promote safety on our roads in an effort to reduce collisions and resultant casualties.

“I would encourage anyone who does witness unsafe motoring activity to contact Police Scotland on 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.

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