Police carry out roadside checks

RPU Parkford 2

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More than 100 vehicles were stopped and checked during a police roadside initiative near Forfar last week.

As part of the safer driving initiative, officers from Tayside’s Road Policing unit carried out high visibility roadside vehicle checks on the A90 at Parkford near Forfar.

RPU Parkford 1

RPU Parkford 1

Working with the Driver and Vehicle Service Agency (DVSA) 119 vehicles were stopped and checked.

Nine people were charged for having vehicle defects including offences relating to tyres, lights and insecure loads and they will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Six people were charged with document offences, including those in connection with vehicle excise licences, tachographs and operators licences and they will also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Sixteen drivers were warned in relation to a range of offences from incorrectly displayed number plates to cracked windscreens.

Numerous vehicles were also prohibited from being driven any further until the defects were rectified to ensure the safety of all road users.