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'My cat was sick': The excuses for speeding in Cornwall and Devon

'My cat was sick': The excuses for speeding in Cornwall and Devon

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:02am 14th January 2019. (Updated at 7:19am 14th January 2019)

Police are starting a two-week crackdown on speeding in Cornwall and Devon by revealing some of the recent excuses.

Camera vans and unmarked vehicles will be patrolling A roads and rural roads from Monday 14th January.

The Alliance Roads Policing team have already caught several drivers over the limit in the first week of 2019.

Some of the excuses included:

  1. Keeping up with the flow of traffic - when having just overtaken an unmarked police car and everything else (92mph)
  2. My cat is sick - (91mph, with children in the car)
  3. In a rush to get to my girlfriends house - (101mph)
  4. Didn't realise I was going that fast - (100mph)
  5. Chatting and distracted - (94mph)

"From Monday we will be focussing on speed enforcement for two weeks.

"We will be anywhere and everywhere, using camera vans and unmarked vehicles to reintroduce the 'fear of being caught' to address offending behaviour.

"Too many people are becoming casualties on our roads".

Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk

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