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A Lewis lawyer launched his own investigation into why so many islanders are driving too fast through a rural speeding hotspot.


Motorists regularly land in court for exceeding the 40mph limit at Achmore, locally infamous as a fruitful spot for police radar gun checks.


A puzzled Ken Macdonald checked out the route and reckons many drivers heading towards Stornoway put the foot down to climb a hill on the western edge of the village.


Mr Macdonald said: “I went out myself to see where the difficultly was arising.”


Accelerating up the brae is required leaving drivers over the speed limit as they “come over the top,” he explained to Sheriff David Sutherland at Stornoway Sheriff Court.


However, his fact-finding mission did not prevent his client, Paul Maciver of Lower Bayble, Lewis, from receiving a £120 fine and three penalty points after he admitted speeding at 62mph in the area.


Lawyer probes speeding hotspot

23 April 2017