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Days of Action

Officers from Road Policing in Ayrshire, in partnership with the Ayrshire Roads Alliance, carried out days of action to target speeding and careless driving in East and South Ayrshire.

On Monday, 4 October, and Tuesday, 5 October, 2021 officers carried out patrols on Doonfoot Road, Doonholm Road, Greenfield Avenue in Ayr, the A713 Patna, A713 Waterside, A70 Belston and Hole Road, Coylton.

97 x Vehicles stopped

25 x Speeding offences (25 x Warnings)

4 x No Insurance offences

11 x No MOT offences

2 x Seatbelt offences

1 x Drug Driving offence

2 x Tyre offences

Inspector Greg Dinnie of the Road Policing Unit said: “The public has told us that road safety and tackling traffic offences is a priority for them and, as such it is a priority for us.

“The intention of these action days was promote road safety in East and South Ayrshire and influence driver behaviour with a view to reducing speeds, improving the manner of driving and ultimately, make these roads safer for the public.”

Kevin Braidwood, Head of the Ayrshire Roads Alliance said: “The Ayrshire Roads Alliance works closely with Police Scotland to address concerns raised by our local communities. Enforcement has a key role to play, with education and engineering, to keep people safe on our roads and I welcome the days of action targeting speeding and careless drivers.”