Several charged in road safety clampdown

COMPLAINTS OVER DANGEROUS and anti-social driving has prompted an operation by police in Moray resulting in several charges.

Local Community Policing officers joined colleagues from the Road Policing Unit conducting patrols in areas where the issue had been highlighted in Elgin, Buckie and Fochabers.

A consequence of the operation was several people being charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to road traffic offences – while others have received warning letters.

In Buckie, a 24-year-old has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal after being stopped while driving at 50mph in a 30mph zone in the area of East Church Street.

Meanwhile in Elgin, a 24-year-old was charged with dangerous driving, an 18-year-old was reported for speeding while driving at 40mph in a 30mph zone in Bishopmill, while another 18-year-old was charged for dangerous driving in the Alexandra Road area of the town.

In Fochabers, a man was charged with careless driving on the A96 through the town.

Elgin Area Inspector Graeme Allan said: “We will continue to target anti-social and dangerous driving in our towns and are committed to improving road safety. All road users have a role to play in making sure our local roads are safe for all and we will take enforcement action where necessary.

“I cannot stress the dangers of speeding enough. There is no excuse for it and we will robustly deal with those committing road traffic offences.

“The success of these operations is thanks to the support we receive from our local communities and I would encourage the public to continue reporting concerns to us so we can take action.”