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Caithness News Bulletins August 2005
27 September 05
COUNCIL CONTINUES TO PUT THE BRAKES ON CAITHNESS & SUTHERLAND ROADS
Motorists in Caithness and Sutherland are being warned that part time 20mph speed restrictions will be introduced at three more schools in the north, for childrens' safety.
The new speed limits come into force next week (Monday 3rd October, 2005) at Lairg and Gledfield (Ardgay) Primary Schools in Sutherland and Hillhead Primary in Wick. These additions bring the total number of schools benefiting from part time speed limits to 7 each in Caithness and Sutherland and in Highland to 36 at present.
Drivers travelling near the schools should be aware that the 20mph part time speed limit applies on school days, Mondays to Fridays at the following schools:
Lairg Primary: from 08.45 to 09.05; 12.30 to 13.35; 14.45 to 15.00; and 15.15 to 15.30.
Gledfield (Ardgay): from 09.00 to 09.35; 15.00 to 15.15; and 15.30 to 15.45.
Hillhead, Wick: from 08.40 to 09.15; 12.10 to 13.35; and 15.10 to 15.25.
The new speed limits came into force this week at Castletown Primary, Thurso and Watten Primary near Wick. These additions bring the total number of schools benefiting from part time speed limits in Caithness to 6 and in Highland to 31 at present.
These part time speed limits at Castletown and Watten come at the same time that drivers in the Highlands are being warned that if they speed in the vicinity of Highland schools then the penalties will be tough.
The Highland Council, Northern Constabulary and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Highlands and Islands Area) have issued a joint warning to motorists that if they are caught speeding near Highland schools where a part time 20mph limit is in place, then robust enforcement action will be taken by both the Police and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
Drivers travelling near the Caithness schools should be aware that the 20mph part time speed limit applies on school days, Mondays to Fridays at the following schools:
Watten Primary from 08.30 to 09.05; 12.30 to 13.15; and
15.00 to 15.15;