Biker caught travelling at 111mph

A motorcyclist has been caught speeding at 111mph as police launched a national crackdown on dangerous drivers.

Officers from Grampian Police stopped the 21-year-old on South Deeside Road, near Blairs in Aberdeen.

The force was "disappointed" after 58 motorists were reported to have been caught for various driving offences following the day of action, which was co-ordinated by the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland (Acpos).

Road policing teams caught 36 people speeding, reported two for dangerous driving and a further 20 for offences involving drivers not wearing seatbelts.

Figures also included a 49-year-old man doing 101mph in a 60mph zone on the A90 road near Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

The day of action was created to focus on the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt and speeding, which according to Acpos is the major cause of accidents.

Chief Inspector Ian Wallace, head of road policing at Grampian Police, said: "The logo of Road Safety Grampian, our joint road safety approach with Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, refers to 'changing attitudes'.

"There's only one person in control of the speed of a vehicle and that's the driver or rider.

"If they choose to use the roads at such a high speed, at some point they're going to either be stopped by the police or be involved in something far worse - where lives are put at risk."

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