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Police in Alness stop car transporter and report driver on a number of road traffic offences


By Louise Glen

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A removal truck witnessed by police in Alness.
A removal truck witnessed by police in Alness.

The driver of a car transporter has been reported to the procurator fiscal after carrying two vehicles on a single bed unit.

Highlands and Islands police witnessed the driver on the A9 this morning, Wednesday, while carrying out checks as part of the Operation Cedar campaign to educate drivers.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Highland and Islands Road Policing officers have been out carrying out checks on commercial vehicles as part of Operation Cedar patrols.

"This vehicle was stopped on the A9 near Alness this morning and the driver reported for a number of road traffic offences."

Road policing constable Mark Campbell added: "Through Operation Cedar we aim to reduce casualties and improve road safety.

"The driver of this vehicle had little regard for the safety of himself or other road users and his vehicle was thankfully removed from the road before any adverse incident occurred.

"Overloading any vehicle can have catastrophic consequences and I would urge drivers and operators to be 100% sure that your vehicle/s are road legal and compliant with both road traffic and health and safety legislation."

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