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A new electronic speed sign is to be used in the Garioch area to assist police officers dealing with road traffic offences.

The sign has been purchased by the Garioch Community Safety Partnership and will be used throughout the Garioch area including in Kintore and Westhill.

An enforcement phase will follow the introduction of the sign and will see police officers targeting road traffic offences as well as anti-social drivers.

Inspector Jon Millar said:

"Through Operation CEDaR (Challenge Educate Detect and Reduce) the local policing team is committed to reducing casualties on our local roads.

"This initiative will allow the mobile signage to be displayed in local villages and will indicate the speed a driver is travelling at as they pass the sign. This is a preventative measure and aims to make drivers think about their speed and driving behaviour as they enter local villages.

"The initiative is being backed up by enforcement activity and local police patrols which will target those driving anti-socially."

Chairperson of Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group, Councillor Ron McKail said:

"Encouraging responsible driving in Aberdeenshire is a key priority for the area and I wholly welcome the introduction of the new mobile electronic speed sign.

"The combined effect of the sign and enforcement from Police Scotland has the potential to make a real difference to driver behaviour, and is another step towards improved road safety in our towns and villages."

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