40 drivers stopped as part of police roads operation in North-east

A police crackdown on speeding and antisocial driving saw 40 motorists stopped in just two days.

The operation was carried out around schools in the Kincardine and Mearns on Monday and yesterday.

As a result two drivers were issued with conditional offers in relation to road traffic offences.

Pc Malcolm Kinross, of the Kincardine and Mearns community policing team, said: “We’re aware of community concerns about driver behaviour, particularly around local schools and so arranged these days of action.

“During the operation we stopped and spoke to over 40 motorists and combined both education and enforcement to reinforce the message that both speeding, antisocial driving and other road traffic offences will be dealt with robustly.”

Pc Kinross added: “Road safety is a top concern for many people, especially parents, and Police Scotland is fully committed to reducing incidents on our roads.

“We hope that our activity here over the last two days helps to influence road user behaviour and reduces the numbers of casualties on the road network.

“We would always urge those who drive children to school to always obey the local parking restrictions.

“Do not park on the yellow zig-zag lines or near junctions, do not obstruct driveways, do not park on double yellow lines or single lines during restricted times and when arriving and/or leaving school always check around you for pedestrians.

“Some children may be smaller than your vehicle, especially if you drive large a 4×4.

“Always drive carefully in and around schools at a speed that is within the limits.

“You do not need to drive at the maximum speed permitted.

“Children can be distracted, especially at home time and so drivers should always exercise caution near schools.

“As the weather improves and the long days come in, officers will continue to be vigilant to ensure the safety of all road users and keeping the roads within Kincardine …read more

Source:: Evening Express – All articles

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