A host of drivers are to be reported for road offences in Caithness – including one speeding at 80mph in a 40mph zone on the A99 – following a 24-hour crackdown in the county.
A 26-year-old man will be reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with speeding offence on the A99 at Lybster.
Officers carried out patrols over a 24-hour period earlier this week.
A 25-year-old man will be reported in connection with the alleged theft of a vehicle and other road traffic offences following a crash at Ackergill, also on the A99.
A 35-year-old man will be reported in connection with the use of a mobile phone while driving in Wick.
And a 44-year-old woman has been charged in connection to driving without a valid MOT in Thurso.
All of the alleged incidents occurred on Monday.
Inquiries, meanwhile, remain ongoing into a collision at Harbour Quay in Wick, which happened around 8.50pm on Sunday, May 5, involving a black Seat Leon and a parked red Kia Cee’d.
Both vehicles involved in the collision were badly damaged and left the road blocked. Two men wearing dark clothing were seen to leave in the direction of Saltoun Street following the collision.
Sergeant Doug Green said: “We know that road safety is a key priority for local communities in Caithness and we routinely carry out patrols across the county to deter and detect offences as part of Operation Cedar.
“The potential consequences of excessive speed, driving under the influence of drink or drugs or allowing yourself to be distracted by a mobile phone are well rehearsed but we still find people willing to take risks, putting themselves and other innocent road users in danger.
“We all have a part to play and we want to work with drivers to improve safety but we will continue to take enforcement action where it is needed.”