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Further action taken over anti-social driving in and around Turriff

By David Porter

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Formartine Community Policing Team and Road Policing Officers were out on foot and mobile patrol through the streets of Turriff again last weekend, as part of Operation Cedar.

It follows a previous weekend of action during which five drivers were reported for offences.

One driver has been stopped and reported regarding dangerous driving, as well as various road traffic offences, including driving a motor vehicle in a dangerous condition.

Officers also issued four anti-social driving warnings, with two vehicles being seized due to manner of driving and a report being submitted for careless driving.

These warning are issued and relate to a specific vehicle and if not adhered to, the offending vehicle can and will be seized.

PC Maclean one of the team involved said: "Anti-social warnings are a fantastic tool that allow us to try and correct driver behaviour.

"A warning is applied to vehicles and drivers for 12 months.

"If the car or driver comes to the attention of police for careless or inconsiderate driving, the offending vehicle will be seized and the driver reported.

"The vehicle can be seized multiple times during said time period, if applicable.

"This allows us to continue to target the most prolific offenders and hopefully ease community concerns.

"One vehicle has also been stopped and drugs recovered from within.

"We will continue to enforce and educate local motorists to enhance road safety."

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