A ROAD policing initiative launched in Forth Valley has had "considerable success" since it began at the end of last month.

Operation Tramline officially began on Tuesday, April 26 and police say it implements more tools to make Scotland's roads safer.

Between the start of the operation and last Wednesday, May 11, 85 offences have been reported.

A 23-year-old woman was seen driving in lane two of the M90 Queensferry Crossing eating cereal from a bowl as she drove southbound.

She was fined £100 and had three points added to her licence.

Tom Aitken, road policing officer, said: "Reducing the number of road casualties is a priority for Police Scotland and we are always looking at ways to enhance our ability to investigate road traffic offences.

"As well as working closely with partners to help make roads safer for all road users, we regularly use footage from dash-cams, head-cams and CCTV to investigate road traffic offences.

"Most people know the effect alcohol and drugs can have on driving, but the small things can be overlooked.

"It is just not smart eating as you are driving, it is downright dangerous.

"The same goes for using any mobile device and reading.

"Acting like this means you are distracted and therefore not in proper control of your vehicle.

"A split second lapse in concentration could result in a crash."

Drivers have been given warnings for various offences including 47 drivers for using their mobile phone, not having insurance and speeding.

Operation Tramline is currently operating in the Forth Valley area, on dual carriageways and motorways in Fife, and in and around Edinburgh.

Officer Aitken continued: "Not wearing a seatbelt is life-threatening. If you are not fully secure then the consequences if you are involved in a crash could be deadly.

"Road policing officers unfortunately see the devastation this causes and we urge drivers to be responsible and make sure they are safe.

"Think of the effects a crash could have on your loved ones.

"The HGV enables officers to have a good view of drivers and what they are doing. It is another tool we are using to make Scotland's roads safer."