Turriff Community Policing Team officers, Roads Policing officers and experts from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) ran a road policing operation in Turriff aimed at tackling local community concerns regarding anti-social driving.
Numerous vehicles were stopped over the weekend of Friday 16 and Saturday 17 Janauary for various road traffic issues. Four speeding tickets were issued, including three issued to motorists driving on the A947, with one driver travelling at 87mph. One driver was reported for dangerous driving and 11 others were charged in connection with a number of different motoring offences.
The DVSA also issued immediate prohibition notices to four drivers whose vehicles were found to have mechanical defects.
Sergeant Lorraine Mackie, from the Turriff Communnity Policing Team, said
Our local community have made it clear that anti-social driving is a concern in the area. We have listened and this operation is one of the ways by which we hope to tackle the problem.
The number of motorists that have been caught speeding, charged with other offences, or had their vehicle taken off the road due to mechanical defects, demonstrates that Police Scotland will respond directly to community concerns.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that it is important that you keep your vehicle mechanically sound, have suitable tyres fitted and drive according to the road and weather conditions.
Sergeant Mackie added that she intends to run a similar operation in the near future.
In the long running (and unscientific) My Turriff poll about young drivers doing the circuit around Turriff and using the High Street car park, a majority of people think it is a problem.[gravityform id=”3″ name=”Turriff Traffic”]