Young drivers checks

POLICE have put the brakes on young drivers travelling along a busy Galashiels road.

Road policing officers carried out checks last Saturday on Melrose Road between 8pm and 9pm, following complaints from members of the public.

In total, 37 vehicles were stopped, with one car being seized because the driver had no insurance.

Police also issued four vehicles were tickets for construction and use defects, while one other driver was stopped and warned for having an excessively noisy exhaust.