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Fewer Traffic Police on Cornwall and Devon's Roads

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:31pm 9th July 2013.

There are fewer traffic police on Cornwall and Devon's roads.

Figures seen by Pirate FM show it has dropped five percent in the last five years.

That is better than up country, but road safety charity Brake has warned that we can not afford more cuts.

Spokeswoman Ellen Booth said: "What some people might term minor traffic offences, such as speeding, using a mobile phone, drink and drug driving, these are actually offences that can and do lead to death and injury. So the work that traffic police officers do is incredibly important.

"Certainly we know from evidence abroad, that if you have more roads policing officers out there as a visible deterrant then actually fewer people do risk, for example speeding, using a mobile phone, drink and drug driving, all those kinds of things, because they know that they'll get caught."

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