Operation Cedar checks show promising results

Police Scotland.
Police Scotland.

Officers have been carrying out a number of vehicle stop checks in the Fraserburgh area as part of the ongoing Operation Cedar (Challenge, Educate, Detect and Reduce) - a campaign aimed at encouraging drivers to take more responsibility on the roads.

The checks took place over two weekends in August, with more than 30 vehicles being stopped and at least eight people being charged with various road traffic offences, such as mobile phone offences and a drink driving case.

Numerous other motorists were also warned for lighting and number plate offences.

Commenting on the campaign, PC Chris Bain, one of the officers responsible for the work, said: “Local residents had pointed to the town centre, Watermill Road, South Harbour Road and Boothby Road as hot spot areas, so we have specifically targeted these areas.

“The results we have seen have been promising for Operation Cedar, which was launched to educate drivers on road responsibility and detect incidents which can put other people’s lives at stake.

“The safety of motorists and other road users is a high priority for Police Scotland and we are determined to do everything we can to make our roads safer through initiatives like Operation Cedar over the coming months.”

Anyone with any concerns can contact Police Scotland on 101.