Drivers have racked up more than 2,000 speeding offences in a three-month period on the A90, latest figures have revealed.
The Evening Express reports that average speed camera data for the 50-mile stretch of the A90 between Stonehaven and Dundee has shown that, on average, 23 offences a day were caught between January and March.
The figures, released by Safety Cameras Scotland, show 2,124 offences took place with 921 motorists receiving fixed penalty notices – with three points added to their licence and a £100 fine.
It means drivers racked up at least £92,100 in fines on the route in the three-month period.
The data showed 118 people were also reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
A driver may be caught multiple times on different sections of the same route.
The number caught is almost 300% higher than between October and December last year.
In February, the Evening Express reported that during that period 536 offences took place, with 170 penalties issued and 105 reports to the Procurator Fiscal.
Chief Inspector Stewart Mackie, who is Road Policing Commander for the area, said: “The average speed camera network on the A90 has led to a dramatic increase in compliance by drivers on the stretch between Dundee and Stonehaven since it became operational on October 31 last year.
“Despite this, a number of drivers continue to drive at inappropriate speeds, and the cameras are doing their job by picking this up and issuing fixed penalty notices, or if their speed is very high they are reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
“We have not reduced the number of road policing units since the cameras became operational, and this is now allowing us to concentrate on tackling other forms of road-related crime.”
The new system has seen 15 cameras installed on both sides of the carriageway, replacing the fixed speed devices.
The cameras were introduced in a bid to lower the number of deaths on the stretch of road connecting Aberdeen and Dundee.