1000 motorists caught breaking Edinburgh’s 20mph limit

The 20mph scheme has been rolled out across the Capital
The 20mph scheme has been rolled out across the Capital
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NEARLY 1000 drivers breached Edinburgh’s 20mph restrictions over a six-month period - but just 55 of those drivers received fines, new stats reveal.

The latest data from Police Scotland shows that from 31 July 2017 to 15 January 2018, officers issued a fine on 55 occasions despite handing out 960 warnings - meaning less than six per cent of motorists paid a financial penalty for driving over the limit. Advocates say a 24 per cent decrease in accidents proves it works.