POLICE launched a crackdown on drivers as part of a series of initiatives.

Officers set up a vehicle check point at Ardrossan Road in Seamill on Tuesday morning, stopping over 60 vehicles to ensure their condition and ensure drivers had the relevant documentation for their use on the road.

Two drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices for alleged vehicle defects, one driver reported for no excise licence and 23 drivers given advice relating to the maintenance of their vehicle and carriage of waste.

PC Colin Johnson said: “This operation saw local officers work alongside roads policing colleagues to engage with drivers, to raise awareness of our work to target rogue traders to legitimate businesses and ensure the safety of vehicles on the road network”.

Upcoming initiatives supported by the council will see rogue traders and bogus callers targeted.

Police Scotland can be contacted by calling 101.