Police chief urges drivers to slow down

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A SENIOR police officer has urged drivers to cut their speed on the roads to save lives and reduce accidents.

From Friday until Monday, police forces will take part in a weekend of action co-ordinated by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.

Chief superintendent Derek Robertson, from Lothian and Borders Police, said that there was a clear and established link between speeding and crashes which cause death or serious injury.

He said: “Almost 115,000 speeding offences were recorded in Scotland in 2010-11, which represents over a third of all motor vehicle offences. Speeding is dangerous, costly and unacceptable.

“Offenders are potentially putting their lives and the lives of others at risk – this is unacceptable.”