Drug drivers and speeders among offenders stopped in Shetland roads police operation

A total of 35 driving offences were detected during a police operation in Shetland. 

Roads policing officers checked more than 80 vehicles as part of Operation Cedar between 16th-19th October. 

Officers detected drug driving, no insurance, speeding and construction and use offences.

Road policing constable Chris Donaldson said Police Scotland was committed to reducing casualties, improving road safety and targeting criminals. 

“As we enter the winter months when the weather can be more changeable it is important that our vehicles are ready,” he added.

“Now is the time to check your vehicle, especially the tyres, and ensure it is ready for winter.”

“Unfortunately during this recent visit we are still detecting individuals who have taken the decision to drive whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

“We are now even better prepared to tackle drug drivers and will continue our zero tolerance approach.”

People can report driving offences via 101 or 999 in an emergency.


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