Scores of drivers were pulled over for offences as wide ranging as speeding and not having screenwash during a two-day police operation in Aberdeen.
A team of officers from the Northfield Community Policing Team (NCPT) was deployed on Auchmill Road, Manor Avenue, Manor Drive and Quarry Road in Aberdeen to catch law-breaking drivers in the act.
Police stopped 154 vehicles and warned 26 drivers who had broken the speed limit or who were driving with an obscured number plate and with illegal tyre tread.
Officers gave out six on-the-spot fines for speeding, driving with illegal tyre tread or not having screenwash.
They also handed out 10 vehicle rectification notices to drivers who had headlight or brake light faults and took action against one driver for driving while using a mobile phone.
Pc Shannon Watt, of NCPT, said the operation took place after Northfield residents expressed concerns about the number of drivers using the area as a rat run while commuting.
She added: “During the operation, we stopped and spoke to motorists and combined both education and enforcement in an attempt to reinforce the message that both speeding, antisocial driving and other road traffic offences will be dealt with robustly.
“It is important to always ensure the vehicle you are driving is clear of defects and in a roadworthy condition at all times of the year, but it is especially important during the winter months.
Northfield councillor Gordon Graham said: “I welcome the anti-speeding operation as this is a major concern for residents in the area.
“I hope this acts as a deterrent in future.”
Another representative of the ward, Cllr Cairan McRae, said: “The safety of the community is of great importance and Police Scotland’s vital work on reducing and educating drivers will hopefully deter further speeding and other offences.”