ROAD Policing Officers from Galashiels, officers from the Scottish Borders Community Action Team and traffic examiners from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) conducted a joint operation last Friday November 17.

The operation took place on the A68 just north of Earlston.

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69 vehicles were stopped during the course of the day.

Seven prohibitions were identified. This means that the drivers were not permitted to continue their journey for a variety of reasons.

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Three vehicle defect rectification tickets were issued. This means that the drivers have a set period to repair the necessary faults to avoid prosecution.

Warnings were given to 18 drivers for miscellaneous offences.

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One person was also given a warning for possession of drugs.