Motorists urged to adjust to conditions

Following a number of road traffic collisions in the last week Police Scotland have again urged motorists to adjust their driving for the conditions.

Police Scotland attended a total of 31 collisions on Monday, January 18, 17 of which were during morning and evening commuter times.

These collisions come after four days of high profile activity by Roads Policing Officers which saw a total of 531 vehicles stopped and occupants engaged with between Friday, January 15, and Monday, January 18, as part of their daily patrols on known collision routes throughout Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray. As a result 21 people were reported for speeding, 8 for drink driving, 7 for using a mobile phone while driving and 5 for having no insurance while another 165 motorists were either warned or reported for a variety of offences including no driving licence, careless driving and lighting offences.

Inspector Ewan Innes from the Divisional Road Policing Unit said: “Even though a road has been treated, in the temperatures we have been experiencing such as -5C, it doesn’t take long for ice patches to develop and this can catch you out. Plan ahead, allow more time for your journey and most importantly of all, slow down.”