Thirty-eight drivers stopped for speeding near Inverness primary schools

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Inverness drivers are once again being urged to slow down near primary schools after a number of people were stopped for speeding.

A total of 38 drivers were stopped for speeding by Dingwall officers near Hilton Primary and Muirtown Primary School yesterday.

Six people were given a conditional offer of fixed penalty and two individuals, a 38-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman, are to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

The remainder were given verbal warnings and educated about their speed. The highest speed recorded within the 20mph limit was 39mph.

Two dozen drivers caught speeding near school during one lunch break

Road Policing Sergeant Gus Murray said: “Once again it is disappointing that drivers are failing to adhere to the speed limit outside schools.

“The safety of children travelling to, from, and around schools is an issue of concern for the whole community and we will continue to address these concerns.

“The 20mph schemes form part of a package aimed to improve road safety and to encourage more children to walk or cycle to school. This is better for their health and for the environment.

“We will continue to carry out speed checks in outside schools and operate a robust policy in respect of drivers exceeding the speed limit or driving at an inappropriate speed.”