POLICE are set to target speeding drivers on a main school route in Selkirk until the summer holidays.

Over the past two years residents along Hillside Terrace have lobbied community councillors with their concerns about vehicles being over the limit.

As well as hidden driveways from several properties, the A7 southern entrance also passes past the town's secondary school.

And the pavement which leads from the school gates to the town centre is both narrow and obstructed in places by overgrowing branches.

Andy Jones, East Camera Safety Unit Manager, told us: “The Scottish Borders Road Safety Board has expressed concerns about the risk posed to vulnerable road users on this route to Selkirk High School.

"The failure of drivers to follow the 30 miles-per-hour speed limit increases the likelihood of a collision.

"Injuries will also be more severe if motorists are travelling above the speed limit.”

The camera unit will be deployed to Hillside Terrace from Monday.

They will check the speeds of drivers in the hour leading up to school starting as well as the hour following the final class.

The checks are due to continue until Tuesday, July 2.

Chief Inspector Stuart Reid, Local Area Commander for the Scottish Borders, said: “Motorists should keep to the speed limits at all times and this is particularly important near schools.

"We are pleased to be working with our colleagues at the East Safety Camera Unit to ensure that motorists comply with the 30mph speed limit.

"We will monitor offences at this site and if required, adopt an appropriate enforcement program.”