Stornoway drivers are being asked to be more aware of their behaviour when driving in and around the town centre, after a number of penalties were issued by police over the weekend of April 19th to 21st.

Anti-social driving behaviour, flouting of parking restrictions and road traffic offences connected with vehicles are all being rigorously checked by police officers.

Penalties will continue to be issued to drivers who fail to observe the rules around driving through and parking on the pedestrianised area of Point Street. Regulations already in force in the street are being enforced by police and traffic warden patrols.

Anti-social driving behaviour led to two young men being penalised on Saturday (April 20th). A 25-year-old man received a vehicle Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) for accelerating in a harsh and aggressive manner while driving in the town centre. If he offends again, his vehicle will be seized and he will need to pay a penalty to regain it.

An 18-year-old man received a fixed penalty for sounding his horn at 11.40pm on Castle Street, to the potential annoyance of town centre residents.

Meanwhile a fixed penalty was issued to a 21-year-old man with an incorrect number plate affixed to his car, and on Sunday (21st April) a 35-year-old man was stopped on Kenneth Street at 10.35pm and found to have no MOT, no vehicle insurance and to be in possession of a quantity of controlled drugs. He’s to be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.