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Speeding clampdown being launched

Motorists are being urged to reduce their speed to cut accidents

A clampdown on speeding on a busy Aberdeenshire road is getting under way in a bid to cut serious accidents.

The North East Safety Camera Partnership (Nescamp) three-day A947 initiative between Dyce and Banff will run on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Nescamp partnership manager Chris Hume said: "We are determined that motorists understand the need to reduce speeds in order to cut the number of collisions."

A 19-year-old woman and 62-year-old man died on the road earlier this month.

Stacey King, of Macduff, and Douglas Gray, of Glass, Huntly, died after the accident on the A947 near Banff.

Grampian Police hope 2010 can see a downward trend of road deaths continue.

The figures for 2009 were the lowest for three decades, with 31 deaths. That was down from 35 in 2008, 37 in 2007 and 62 in 2006.

However, there have been eight roads deaths so far in the region this year.

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