DRIVERS have been fined and one reported for summons following a police crackdown on speeding.

Complaints about speeding are regularly made at Haddington’s community council and community and police partnership (CAPP) meetings.

Community officers have targeted a number of busy roads in the town, including West Road, Pencaitland Road, Haldane Avenue and Briery Bank, in recent weeks.

The results of those speed checks were highlighted to the community council.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Officers have carried out a number of real-time speed checks and deployed the pop-up police in these areas. A number of drivers have been warned in line with Lord Advocate’s guidelines, four fixed penalty tickets [have been] issued and one driver reported for summons.”

Chris McEwan, chairman of the community council, recently spent time with the community officers during a speed check.

He asked his fellow community councillors what could be done to try to reduce speeding in the town and stressed that officers could not be monitoring a stretch of road on a permanent basis.

Suggestions included the introduction of speed bumps and more signs reminding drivers they are in a 20mph limit.