ALMOST 300 motorists have been stopped on North-east roads as part of a police bid to prevent crashes.
The operation was held during the weekend, with 28 smashes on roads in the area – one of which left a man fighting for his life.
Patrols on some of the area’s busiest roads resulted in 293 vehicles being stopped.
During the crackdown, 12 drivers were reported for speeding offences and another 15 reported for a variety of road traffic offences.
Four male drivers were reported for drink driving.
The high visibility patrols on the A92, A90, A98 and A947 were carried out over the weekend.
Road Policing Inspector Ewan Innes said: “Our focus on reducing the number of people injured from road traffic collisions throughout Aberdeenshire and Moray continues and Operation CEDAR will continue to target those drivers who selfishly believe that they can drive in an irresponsible manner.”