Man driving 124mph in Midlothian 60mph zone charged

Officers stopped the driver after he was clocked going 124mph.
Officers stopped the driver after he was clocked going 124mph.

A man has been charged with a speeding offence in Midlothian after driving more than twice the speed limit on the A68.

Officers stopped a Renault Megane Sport car at around 3.20 p.m. on Saturday October 28 after the vehicle was detected travelling at 124 mph in a 60mph zone near the Cousland Junction, just off Dalkeith.

The A1

The A1

The 26-year-old driver will now be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Trunk Roads Policing Inspector Roddy MacMillan said: “Motorists and other road users should be mindful that our Vulnerable Road Users Campaign is currently running.

“Excessive or inappropriate speed is one of the main contributors to serious injury and fatal road collisions and such neglegent driving behaviour will not be tolerated.

“We will be using marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles to engage, educate and enforce.

“Our aim is to encourage and promote safety on our roads in an effort to reduce collisions and resultant casualties.

“I would encourage anyone who does witness unsafe motoring activity to contact Police Scotland on 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.