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1200 drivers are caught speeding in two days

1200 drivers are caught speeding in two days

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:04am 6th January 2019. (Updated at 7:11am 6th January 2019)

More than 1200 hundred drivers are caught speeding in Cornwall and Devon in just two days.

Police have revealed the results of the #FatalFive crackdowns staged in the run-up to Christmas.

121 were classed as restricted, like delivery vans. One vehicle was clocked at 114mph in a 70mph zone.

Operations manager for the Peninsula Road Safety Partnership, Marcus Laine, released this statement.

"We are grateful to the considerate company drivers and members of the public that have respected the speed limits in Devon and Cornwall.

"Whilst the numbers caught speeding may seem high for a one day operation they do actually represent a very small percentage of all road users.

"The Peninsula Road Safety Partnership would like to wish all road users a safe New Year".

Operations Manager Marcus Laine

A separate operation saw nine people arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving.

Sergeant Jon Kerridge-Smith from the 'No Excuse' team says it is about education as well as prosecution.

"If we can educate people and change people's driving styles as well as prosecuting them, that's the really thing for me.

"It's about everyone keeping themselves safe on the roads. It's not just about going out and giving people tickets and sending people to court, it's about changing driving behaviours.

"Rest assured, if you're out there drinking and driving, driving on your mobile phone, driving without insurance, drug driving - we will find out and we will come out and we will look for you and we will prosecute you, as we have done successfully over the past few months since we've been operational".

Sergeant Jon Kerridge-Smith

You can read the full results of the Christmas crackdowns here.

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