13 tickets for A82 motorists

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Police Scotland has issued penalty tickets for road traffic offences on a 46-mile stretch of the A82.

As part of targeted patrols between Fort William and Tyndrum, 13 tickets were issued in connection with road traffic offences, it said.

The operation saw roads policing officers supported by divisional colleagues from Argyll and Bute, and Forth Valley.

A large number of vehicles were stopped and the majority of drivers were found to be complying with regulations, Police Scotland said.

A number of other offences were also detected with a motorcyclist reported to the Procurator Fiscal for allegedly riding at 60mph in Glencoe Village in a 40mph limit.

Police Scotland said a car was also seized for having no insurance, and several warnings were issued in relation to speeding and road worthiness.

Ben Cruickshank, a roads policing constable of the Highland and Islands division, said: “It’s always disappointing to see people driving at excessive speeds and putting all road users at risk.

‘One minor misjudgement and the results can be catastrophic.

‘We know road traffic offences are a concern for local people and we will continue to educate drivers and take action where appropriate to improve safety and reduce the number of injuries.

‘Please be mindful that as the coronavirus restrictions ease, the roads will also be busier and we urge everyone to drive responsibly and check their vehicles before leaving home.’