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PHOTO: Warning to speeding drivers on Cornwall roads

PHOTO: Warning to speeding drivers on Cornwall roads

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:40pm 19th April 2018.

A warning has gone out to drivers after police in Cornwall record speeds 'in excess' of 100mph.

One police officer is urging those on the road to think twice - and warns you can't turn the clock back.

It comes after they clocked drivers on Wednesday doing the shocking speeds.

On Twitter, Abi Bedson, from the Peninsula Road Safety Partnership, said: "A number of cars were caught yesterday in excess of 100mph.

"This is not acceptable! Speed continues to be a major factor in road death & serious injury collisions! SLOW DOWN!

"Once it all goes wrong you can't turn the clock back & change things!"

It comes as the Roads Policing Team Alliance also tweeted a picture of the speedgun, after one driver on the A30 reached speeds of 95mph.

A spokesperson said: "Another beautiful day and another driver on A30 who thinks the speed limit does not apply to them."

Devon and Cornwall Police advice on speeding:

Don't exceed the speed limit
The risk of death is approximately four times higher when a pedestrian is hit at 40mph than at 30mph.

Adapt your driving to suit the road conditions
If the weather is bad, slow down. In some road conditions, even driving at the speed limit could be too fast. Fog, rain and traffic flow will all affect road conditions. Driving too fast for the conditions can result in a collision.

Never assume it's safe to break the speed limit
There may be less traffic on rural roads, but there can also be unexpected hazards such as blind bends, vehicles coming out of junctions and animals on the road.

What happens if I am caught speeding?
If you are caught speeding, you could face a £100 fine and three points on your licence. You may be offered a Speed Awareness Course as an alternative to a fine and penalty points. If you are caught driving significantly over the speed limit, you will be summonsed to attend court where you could face a larger fine and even be disqualified from driving.

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