Minister’s chauffeur speeds at blackspot

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 09/01/2014

THE Scottish Government was under fire last night after it emerged a ministerial chauffeur was caught speeding in a 50mph zone near a north-east accident blackspot.

The driver was snapped by a fixed camera on the A90 Aberdeen-Dundee road at Laurencekirk – an area where campaigners have been fighting for a flyover since 2004 to improve road safety.

The Volvo S80, which was heading south after dropping off an unnamed minister, was driven by a chauffeur who has been caught speeding three times since 2011.

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