Tayside and Central Scotland

Defects and dangerous loads detected in police crackdown

More than 50 motoring offences including vehicle defects and dangerous loads were detected by police during a day of action in Stirling.

Officers said 11 vehicles were taken off the road during the operation due to the severity of defects found.

Three lorry drivers from Ireland, Bulgaria and Romania were caught driving without taking sufficient rest periods.

Operation Trivium officials stopped 107 vehicles on Monday.

Sgt Adam Weir said: "Vehicles in a dangerous condition and drivers who fail to comply with tachograph legislation present a real danger to not only themselves but to all other road users.

"Thanks to this latest action we've stopped three lorry drivers who put themselves and others at risk after they were found to be driving for too long or without a break.

"This is completely unacceptable and we'll continue to target these drivers. "

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