Garioch campaign against dangerous driving

Police in Garioch have set up a new campaign to tackle dangerous driving.

Operation Collinsville aims to target anti-social and irresponsible driving in the Garioch area.

Councillor Ron McKail along with Sargeant Andy Sawers

Councillor Ron McKail along with Sargeant Andy Sawers

The new signs show snappy messages reminding drivers of possible risks and dangers ahead.

Over ten high-visibility signs have been created with help from the Garoch and North Marr Community Safety Group and Aberdeenshire Council.

Sergeant Andy Sawers of Garioch Community Policing Team said that he thinks the new campaign will work well with previous operations used in the area.

He said: “Operation Berrigan identified several offences of careless driving, seatbelt offences and excessive use of acceleration. Operation Collinsville will compliment this and the two will run simultaneously.”

Chair of Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group, Councillor Ron McKail, said the signs should make a big difference.

He said: “Road safety is a priority issue for the communities of Garioch and North Marr and these signs will make motorists aware of some of the behaviours which can lead to serious or fatal road traffic collisions.

Anyone who witnesses any dangerous driving should call Police Scotland on 101 or through www.scotland.police.uk or if anyone wishes to remain anonymous they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.