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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 May, 2003, 10:16 GMT 11:16 UK
Speeders caught in hundreds
Speed camera
Police caught more than 1,100 people
More than 1,100 drivers have been caught speeding on one of Scotland's most dangerous roads in just five days.

Mobile camera patrols caught drivers exceeding the speed limit on the A77 between Glasgow and Ayrshire.

Most of those caught now face penalty points and a 60 fine.

However, Strathclyde Police said that in some cases reports will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The message has got to get out to drivers using the A77 that if you speed you will get caught.
Chief Inspector David McConnell
The force has warned drivers that they "will be caught" if they break the speed limit.

The drivers were detected during operations by the Strathclyde Safety Camera Partnership which consists of Strathclyde Police, all 12 councils within the division and the Scottish Executive.

It identifies areas with bad accident statistics and installs safety cameras to make the areas safer.

Chief Inspector David McConnell, of Strathclyde Police, said: "These are very serious statistics indeed from the A77.

'Clearly marked'

"The message has got to get out to drivers using the A77 that if you speed you will get caught. This recklessness will not be tolerated.

"The attitude of a significant number of drivers is clearly unacceptable and it is evident that they are willing not only to risk their own safety but the safety of others by what borders on dangerous driving standards."

The force pointed out that drivers should be well aware of the patrols.

Mr McConnell added: "The mobile camera patrols are clearly marked and the officers carrying out the detection are also highly visible.

"There is no excuse for this level of speeding."


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