16th July 2019

Perth Police HQ - by Ninian Reid via Flickr

16th July 2019

Scotland’s most dangerous roads revealed amid mounting fatalities

The worst roads for vehicle accident fatalities in Scotland have been revealed from new police data. Last year 147 fatal collisions took place on Scottish roads, amounting to 165 fatalities. The vehicle accidents occurred on 78 roads across Scotland, with the A9 revealed to be the worst for fatal collisions. The road saw as many as 25 vehicle accidents take place along its length in 2018, resulting in 13 fatalities, data obtained from a Freedom of Information request to Police Scotland showed.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-s-most-dangerous-roads-revealed-amid-mounting-fatalities-1-4965273

‘Time is right’ to review priorities of Police Scotland

A major review of Scotland’s policing strategy has been launched by the Scottish Government with a focus on ‘open and transparent’ governance on the force. Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf says the “time is right” to look again at the priorities of the national force which came into existence in 2013, as a consultation was launched in the strategic police priorities (SPP) for Scotland.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/crime/time-is-right-to-review-priorities-of-police-scotland-1-4965271

238 motorists found to be over drink-drive limit during national campaign

More than 230 motorists in Scotland were found to be over the drink-drive limit during Police Scotland’s recent summer drink/drug driving campaign. Between 24 June and 7 July 2019, officers across the country carried out 3,076 breath tests, with 238 of those showing drivers were over the breath-alcohol limit, which is 22mcg/100ml of breath. 29 of those detected were caught ‘the morning after’, and 27 motorists face forfeiture orders for the removal of their vehicle as a result of their actions.

https://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2019/07/238-motorists-found-to-be-over-drink-drive-limit-during-national-campaign/

Police Scotland blast ‘reckless behaviour’ as more than 200 drivers found to be over limit

More than 230 motorists were found to be over the drink-drive limit during Police Scotland’s recent summer campaign. Between June 24 and July 7, 2019, officers across the country carried out 3,076 breath tests, with 238 of those showing drivers were over the breath-alcohol limit (which is 22mcg/100ml of breath). 29 of those detected were caught ‘the morning after’, and 27 motorists face forfeiture orders for the removal of their vehicle as a result of their actions.

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/police-scotland-blast-reckless-behaviour-16590251

 

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