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Huge speeding crackdown across Cornwall and Devon

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:34am 14th January 2019. (Updated at 7:30am 14th January 2019)

Police say they will be 'anywhere and everywhere' as a new speeding crackdown begins across Cornwall and Devon.

Camera vans and unmarked vehicles will out on patrol for two weeks, starting on from Monday 14th January.

Operations will be carried out on the region's main A roads as well as the rural roads network.

The 'No Excuse team' and the Alliance Roads Policing teams will work with the Peninsula Road Safety Partnership to tackle speeding; one of the so-called 'Fatal Five'.

"There's those that accidentally go over the speed limit - that can be easily rectified with education or a simple warning.

"There are those that will ignore the speed limit regardless and always continue to speed because that is their nature.

"It is those high-offending and high-risk individuals that we hope to capture".

Marcus Laine, Peninsula Road Safety Partnership

More than 1000 drivers were caught speeding in just two days during operations in the run-up to Christmas.

A recent poll from the Police and Crime Commissioner found the public supported tougher penalties for drivers who flout the law.

"The new No Excuse roads policing team, coupled with the partnership’s work, means speeding drivers are less likely to be able to get away with endangering their lives and the lives of others.

"In 2017, the last year for which there are figures, there were 1,616 reported accidents in Devon and Cornwall and 63 deaths on our roads, this is simply unacceptable.

"I think it's absolutely right that the mobile speed cameras can appear without warning anywhere on our roads - whether they be major routes or smaller rural locations where we know a disproportionate number of serious collisions occur.

"The simple message to drivers is that if you don't want to be penalised for speeding, stay within the limits".

Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner

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