Officers in Turriff and the surrounding areas have been engaging with motorists in response to concerns relating to anti-social driving.
Over the weekend of Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April 2018, 17 drivers were dealt with using various methods in relation to a variety of offences. These included defects on vehicles, construction and use offences and unnecessary or excessive noise amongst others. All of the offending drivers were dealt with either by means of a fixed penatly notice or report to the Procurator Fiscal.
Sergeant Richard Henderson of the Formartine Community Policing Team based at Turriff said
This weekend of patrols using specialist Roads Policing Officers shows our continuing efforts to tackle anti-social driving in Turriff under Operation Tractable. While disappointing that this many drivers have required to be dealt with over a relatively short period of time, it hopefully highlights to those responsible that we are patrolling the town centre and will deal with identified offences robustly. A number of drivers have also been issued with requirements to produce documents, which if they fail to do, may result in further persons being reported.
We will continue to utilise all specialist and divisional resources at our disposal to tackle what is a serious issue in Turriff and causes untold misery to those who reside in the local area. Further days of action and enforcement will follow in due course to continue our commitment to tackling this matter. We are also working with partners to bring improvements to the town centre which will assist in minimising the opportunity for drivers to use their vehicles in an anti-social manner.
Any members of the public wishing to report anti social driving in the Turriff area can do so by calling Police on 101 or if they wish to pass information anonymously, this can be facilitated through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.