Over 40 motorists ‘educated’ over poor parking and driving

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A THREE DAY Police operation in and around Elgin resulted in 40 drivers being stopped and ‘educated’.

The exercise was held to target parking in restricted areas as well as anti-social driving around primary schools.

Between Monday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 17 schools in Elgin including St Sylvester’s, Linkwood, East End, New Elgin and Seafield were targeted by officers.

PC Jad Leach explained the purpose of the three-day exercise: “The operation was carried out as a direct response to concerns from parents and residents in the Elgin area.

“As part of Operation CEDaR (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce) we will continue to target parking in restricted areas and anti-social driving at schools. In total 41 motorists were educated and eight tickets were issued in relation to parking in restricted areas.

“We are committed to reducing incidents on our roads and the way we can do this is to work in partnership with our local schools and those who use them.

“Drivers should always drive cautiously near schools, slow down and be wary that children can be more difficult to see. Any concerns can be reported to us on 101.”