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A driver will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal after speeding at more than twice the 70mph speed limit on the A92 dual carriageway near to Cowdenbeath, Fife.

The motorist driving a red Volkswagen was detected by the East Safety Camera Unit on the eastbound carriageway of the A92 around 9.10am on Sunday 2nd September at 141mph in the 70mph limit.

In a one hour period from 8.30-9.30am several other drivers were also detected at 95mph, 98mph and 109mph

East Safety Camera Unit manager Andy Jones said: “This is totally unacceptable and reckless conduct – there is absolutely no excuse for ignoring the speed limit with such blatant disregard for themselves and anyone else in the area at the time.” “The faster you drive, the less time you have to react and the harder the impact is. In the event of a collision, motorists who speed are more likely to cause death or serious injury not only to themselves, but to their passengers, other motorists or road users. Had any of these drivers been involved in a collision at these speeds there is absolutely no doubt the outcome would have been catastrophic.”

“It is unacceptable that the motorist caught at 141mph on the A92 near Cowdenbeath thought their driving was either safe or in any way appropriate. They will be hearing from us very soon and they will be dealt with robustly, as will the other 3 drivers.

We regularly carry out speed enforcement at a number of locations on the A92 and this reinforces the flexibility and value of mobile safety camera units.”