POLICE Scotland launched its annual national speeding campaign last month.

And yesterday Wednesday November 1 2023 PCs Macleod and Jacobs carried out speed checks on the A6105 road in Duns in response to community concerns about speeding past the schools.

This resulted in a number of warnings being issued and enforcement action in the form of speeding tickets.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Please remember, Twenty's Plenty and the 20mph speed zones are enforceable.”

In the past few weeks officers in the Borders have carried out speed checks near Newlands Primary School, Romanno Bridge, Skirling, and Broughton Primary School, where the local Junior Road Safety Officers assisted.

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Similar activity took place at Peebles, Langlee, Earlston, Allanton, Coldingham, Westruther, Gavinton and Foulden, Reston and Clockmill, Duns and Ayton.

Officers say that every year in Scotland there are too many fatal accidents caused by speeding.

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Latest figures show excessive speed was reported as a contributory factor in 21% of fatal accidents.

For more information about the campaign visit Road Safety Scotland's website.