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Speed check highlight continued issues in Ellon

By David Porter

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Councilor Owen (left) joined officers as they carried out speed checks in Ellon
Councilor Owen (left) joined officers as they carried out speed checks in Ellon

Formartine Community Policing Team were out accompanied by councillor Gillian Owen on Thursday as they carryied out speed checks on Hospital Road, Craigs Road and Riverside Road in Ellon and School Road in Newburgh following concerns raised by the local community

This resulted in one driver being issued a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice with points to be added to their licence and a further five driver’s being educated/warned.

Councillor Owen said ‘‘I have certainly had an interesting morning out with the Police officers with a speed camera.

"It’s fascinating how you can visibly see drivers put their brakes on in an attempt to slow quickly so they don’t get a ticket.

"We visited some of the areas that I have concerns with, and was disappointed with the numbers of those who were speeding and I would like to remind everyone - there is no need to speed.’’

Sergeant Leah McKinnon from the Ellon Community Policing Team said; “The vast majority of road users do so responsibly however I would like to remind motorists to please drive safely and to abide by the 30 mph speed limit or 20 mph speed limits surrounding schools.

"Road Safety remains a priority for us and we will continue to enforce and educate local motorists in order to enhance road safety."

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