Police have warned that drivers who flout the experimental one-way system in Langlands Road will feel the full force of the law.
The caution comes after residents reported many drivers ignoring the recently implemented trial on the road, which runs behind the Community Hospital between Wilton Dean and the A7.
Due to the route being increasingly used as a thoroughfare, and following a survey of local residents, it was agreed to send traffic eastwards from the junction with Roadhead to the junction with Rosalee Brae.
But Councillor Stuart Marshall, who has been instrumental in bringing in the trial, said: “I can only appeal to all motorists using this stretch of road to observe this trial system. It has been put in place at the request of the majority of residents for one reason only, and that is to make this narrow stretch of road much safer for not only motorists, but also for youngsters out playing and pedestrians alike.”
Hawick Inspector Carol Wood added: “Police officers will be focusing on ensuring the one-way system in Langlands Road is being adhered to. We would ask drivers to please use the diversion, which is there for road safety reasons. The diversion is legal and enforcement action will be taken if drivers are caught ignoring the one-way system.”
Scottish Borders Council is is continuing to ensure that the signage in place is adequate, and Councillor Marshall says police have also advised residents to record registration numbers.