A beauty salon owner was clocked racing at more than twice the speed limit as she rushed to teach students about fingernail painting.
Leanne Law, 25, was banned from driving for three months and fined £400 after she was caught speeding in her £35,000 Audi Q5.
Law, of Slackbuie Way, Inverness, admitted driving at 74mph in a section of road restricted to a 30 mph limit because of roadworks on the outskirts of Perth on 23 January.
The beauty therapist – driving a car with the personalised number L888LAW – was stopped entering roadworks on the bypass close to Broxden roundabout.
Fiscal depute Rebecca Kynaston told Perth Sheriff Court: “There was a temporary restriction on the road and it was marked with a 30 miles per hour limit. This was due to roadworks.
“The accused was seen to be driving in the outside lane just before the contraflow. Police officers noticed her and she was pulled over.
“She was overtaking a heavy goods vehicle.” Law told police: “I was overtaking a lorry. I just wanted to get in front so I wouldn’t be stuck behind them.”
Solicitor Paul Ralph, defending, said: “I’m sure there were people working. She runs a beauty salon out of Inverness and does some teaching associated with that in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
“It is very unfortunate. Her licence is very important, not only for the salon, but for private appointments. She has given herself all manner of headaches as a result of this.
“When police stopped her she got a fright. I appreciate the speed she was doing in roadworks, but ask the court to mitigate the disqualification.”
Sheriff Michael Fletcher said: “This was a very high speed for a 30 mph limit. I’ll take into account it was the start of the limit and you hadn’t reached the danger zone where people were working.”