FIVE motorists have been charged following a police operation to tackle dangerous and anti-social driving.
Patrols were carried out in Elgin, Buckie and Fochabers, where concerns have been highlighted by the public.
The motorists have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal, with others receiving warning letters.
• A 24-year-old man has been reported being stopped driving at 50mph in a 30mph zone in the East Church Street area of Buckie.
• A 24-year-old man has been charged in relation to dangerous driving in Elgin after allegedly undertaking another car.
• An 18-year-old man has been reported in relation to speeding after being stopped driving at over 40mph in a 30mph zone in the Bishopmill area of Elgin.
• Another 18-year-old man has been charged in relation to dangerous driving in the Alexandra Road area of Elgin.
• A man has been charged regarding careless driving on the A96 at Fochabers.
Elgin Area Inspector Graeme Allan said: "We will continue to target anti-social and dangerous driving in our towns and are committed to improving road safety.
"All road users have a role to play in making sure our local roads are safe for all and we will take enforcement action where necessary.
"I cannot stress the dangers of speeding enough. There is no excuse for it and we will robustly deal with those committing road traffic offences.
"The success of these operations is thanks to the support we receive from our local communities and I would encourage the public to continue reporting concerns to us so we can take action."