One drug driver, eleven missing MOTs, and over a quarter of vehicles stopped received a warning for speeding - just a snapshot of what Ayrshire traffic cops found during a two-day crackdown. 

Officers from Road Policing in Ayrshire, in partnership with Ayrshire Roads Alliance, carried out two days of action to target speeding and careless driving in South Ayrshire.

On Monday, October 4, and Tuesday, October 5, 2021, police carried out patrols on Doonfoot Road, Doonholm Road, Greenfield Avenue in Ayr then onwards to the A713 Patna, A713 Waterside, A70 Belston and Hole Road, Coylton.

In total, they stopped 97 vehicles and a staggering 50 per cent of drivers had committed an offence. 

Alongside the 25 warnings issued to those driving over the speed limit, four people had no insurance, eleven had no valid MOT.

Two people were not wearing a seatbelt, and another two had issues with their tyres.

And one person was caught driving under the influence of drugs.

Inspector Greg Dinnie of the Road Policing Unit said: ‘‘The public told us that road safety and tackling traffic offences is a priority for them and as such, it's a priority for us.

“The intention of these action days was to promote road safety in South Ayrshire and influence driver behaviour with a view to reducing speeds, improving the manner of driving and ultimately, make these roads safer for the public."

Kevin Braidwood, Head of the Ayrshire Roads Alliance said: “The Ayrshire Roads Alliance works closely with Police Scotland to address concerns raised by our local communities.

"Enforcement has a key role to play, with education and engineering, to keep people safe on our roads and I welcome the days of action targeting speeding and careless drivers.”