POLICE officers in the Scottish Borders have been continuing to target speeding motorists.

On Thursday August 31 warnings were given to a number of drivers following speed checks in the villages of Westruther, Gavington and Ayton.

And on Monday September 4 a total of 15 drivers were stopped, five in Allanton and 10 in Coldingham.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Please drive considerately, especially in 20mph areas where there are likely to be vulnerable road users.

“Speed is one of the most common causes of road collisions. You can still be under the speed limit and kill someone.

“Remember, the police are always on the look out for people speeding. Slow down before it’s too late. If you are caught speeding you will get fined and points on your licence.”

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And Officers also have advice specifically aimed at new drivers:

“People who have just passing their first driving test will be "on probation" for two years.

“A total of six or more penalty points during that time will mean they have to go back to learner status.

“They will have to apply for a new provisional licence and take the test again.”