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Road deaths campaign launched in Lothians

A police force has launched a campaign to reduce road deaths caused by careless and dangerous drivers.

Lothian and Borders Police officers will patrol routes to catch motorists either speeding, using a mobile phone or who appear to be drink driving.

The campaign, Operation Oakum, ends on Monday 4 March.

Insp Andy Amour, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "Bad driving is the cause of the majority of serious and fatal road collisions."

He added: "Therefore it is imperative that we make efforts to enforce the law, while encouraging motorists to drive safely.

"Over the next week we will be driving home the message that careless or dangerous driving, including drink driving, speeding and using a mobile phone while driving, has potentially devastating costs, and that firm action will be taken against those drivers whose actions put themselves and other road users at risk."

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