>> 2 February 2015
Huntly, Strathbogie & Howe of Alford SNP councillor Joanna Strathdee has given her backing to Police Scotland in their crackdown on anti-social and irresponsible driving on rural routes.
Police Scotland, in partnership with the Garioch & North Marr Community Safety Group and Aberdeenshire Council, created a total of 14 high visibility signs which display snappy messages to remind drivers of potential dangers, whilst not distracting them from the road ahead.
These signs are being displayed within 'hot spot' areas as dictated by local community concerns about motoring offences such as dangerous driving, failing to stop at traffic lights and the use of mobile phones. Local officers will also be carrying out directed patrols in these areas.
Operation Collinsville has been successful over the past few years in raising awareness and highlighting the risks associated with all manner of inappropriate driving behaviour.
Commenting, Cllr Joanna Strathdee said:
Constable Sarah Grant, of the Marr Community Policing Team, said:
In recent months, several operations from the Marr Community Policing Teams have been put in place following continued intelligence from local residents, councillors and Crimestoppers with positive results.
Constable Grant continued:
Sergeant Andy Sawers, who has been involved in the operation over the past few years, said:
Anyone who witnesses examples of dangerous, careless or anti-social driving is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.