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09.01.13

Scottish road policing unit launched

A new road policing unit has been launched in Scotland, to improve public safety and increase the police presence on the roads.

The Trunk Roads Patrol Group will form part of the single police service when it comes into force this April. Officers will provide high-profile traffic enforcement on major national routes and motorways.

Chief Constable Steve House said: “This twin track approach delivers a police service for Scotland at a national and a local level.

“By creating a new national roads policing unit with bases across the country, we can raise our visibility with the public across some of our busiest roads, encouraging responsible driver behaviour and tackling those who make the roads less safe for others.

“We want to deny criminals the use of the road network. We also want to improve further the record Scotland has in reducing fatalities and injuries on the roads.

“The move to a single service allows us a real opportunity for smarter policing, better matching resource to demand and ensuring we continue to build on the lowest crime for 37 years.”

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