POLICE in the Scottish Borders conducted a number of speed checks last week.

The officers also carried out several winter checks on vehicles.

On Thursday December 1 2022, officers from the Community Policing Team were in Chirnside and issued two warnings to motorists.

Checks were also carried out in Earlston and officers are reminding drivers that there is a 20mph speed limit in many built-up areas.

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The winter months mean changes to road conditions which can affect everybody from pedestrians and cyclists to motorists.

And as the weather becomes more unpredictable, Police Scotland is urging people to stay safe.

Chief Superintendent Louise Blakelock said: “Keeping people safe on our roads is a priority for us throughout the year, however as we head into the winter months it is important to ensure vehicles and drivers are prepared for the change in road conditions.

"I would encourage drivers to check their vehicles before we experience the first of the wintry conditions.

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“Some simple steps can be taken to prepare such as checking lights on vehicles to make sure they are in good working order, ensure tyres have sufficient tread, check windscreen washer fluid levels and look out scrapers for clearing frost and ice from your vehicle.

"As the nights get darker, I would also ask pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to ensure they are visible to other road users.”