SOUTH AYRSHIRE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Additional officers have been deployed in the South Ayrshire area as part of a commitment to improve road safety on the A77.
Area Commanders in South Ayrshire and Galloway regions have recently joined forces and are working with partners to raise awareness on road safety and improve driver behaviour through high profile education and enforcement activity. On Friday 10th November 2017 local officers and roads policing colleagues held a heavy goods vehicle safety check point in Girvan and carried out patrols in the area to engage with drivers and monitor the speed of vehicles. 9 drivers were dealt with by officers for offences including alleged speeding, driving while using a mobile phone and driving without a valid MOT test certificate. These drivers were issued fixed penalty notices or reported to the Procurator Fiscal. A further 3 drivers were given advice in relation to their use of a vehicle. Inspector John Hamilton, who co-ordinated the vehicle checkpoint, commented “The campaign continues today with local officers working with partners and Road Policing Team officers to target areas of concern throughout South Ayrshire and Galloway. “A key feature of this campaign is awareness raising in addition to enforcement activity. We will be taking every opportunity to speak with users of the A77 in South Ayrshire and Galloway, to make them aware of local concerns and ask for their support in making the road network safer for all.” Anyone who wishes to highlight areas of concern are encouraged to contact Police by calling 101. In an emergency police can always be contacted by calling 999. For more advice and guidance on road safety, please visit: http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/road-safety/