Antisocial driving operation held in Banff

Published 23 January 2018

Officers from the Banff Community Policing Team have been tackling speeding and anti-social driving in the town following concerns from local residents.

The local operation was held on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January 2018 by officers to target drivers on roads in and around Banff as part of Operation Cedar.

PC Ryan Rozanski of the Banff Community Policing Team said: "We're aware of community concerns about driver behaviour in the area in particular with speeding and antisocial driving and so the local operation was arranged to take place.

"During the operation we stopped and spoke to 30 motorists and carried out winter vehicle checks.

"Three drivers received vehicle defect rectification notices in relation to defective lights, two drivers were reported to the DVLA for having no vehicle excise, one driver was warned in relation to a number plate offence, one driver was issued with a formal warning in relation to antisocial driving at St Mary's car park on Low Street and another driver was given a conditional offer in relation to the illegal use at night of their vehicle horn.

"Road safety is a top concern for many people and Police Scotland is fully committed to reducing incidents on our roads.

"Speeding and antisocial driving, particularly in residential areas and near schools, is unacceptable and so I hope that the recent police activity has highlighted this issue and made motorists consider their driver behaviour.

"Always drive carefully in and around the town at a speed that is within the limits. You do not need to drive at the maximum speed permitted. And ensure that your lights are working and that your tyres have sufficient tread.

"Operation Cedar (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce) is a road safety campaign designed to encourage drivers to take more responsibility on the roads. Our Community Policing Team will look to hold more education and enforcement action in the future."

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