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Two days of police patrols on NC500 Highland route see 60 vehicles stopped

By Gregor White

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Police targeted drivers on the NC500 over two days this month.
Police targeted drivers on the NC500 over two days this month.

A total of a dozen drivers were reported for speeding and other offences on the NC500 over a two-day targeted operation.

Highlands and Islands Road Policing Officers carried out dedicated patrols on the NC500 on August 19 and 20, as part of Operation CEDAR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce).

The ongoing road safety campaign aims to reduce road casualties across the north of Scotland.

A spokesperson for the police said: "During these patrols, 60 vehicles were stopped by officers, which included 12 drivers being reported for speeding, driving licence, insurance and document offences.

"Several drivers were also given safety advice."

Road Policing Constable Rhuaraidh Mackay said: "These proactive patrols emphasise our commitment to improving road safety across the Highlands and Islands area.

"All of the offences detected during these patrols contribute to collisions where people are injured, and we encourage people to use the road responsibly".

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