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Police catch driver doing 104mph on A38

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Published by Emma Carton at 9:01am 1st April 2019. (Updated at 11:41am 1st April 2019)

A driver has been caught doing 104mph on the A38 near Plymouth.

The incident happened in the Deep Lane area on Friday.

What makes it even worse is the car joined the road in front of a marked police car!

The Devon and Cornwall Police 'No Excuse' team tweeted a warning about the so-called 'Fatal Five'.

What are the 'Fatal Five'?

  • Inappropriate or excessive speed
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Driver distractions including using mobile devices such as phones, 'sat navs' and tablets
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Careless and inconsiderate driving

Devon and Cornwall Police say 98% of collisions are caused by human error, with only 2% caused by unavoidable issues like mechanical failure.

"If you commit one of these offences you are not only putting your life at risk, but also the lives of any passengers you are carrying as well as other road users and pedestrians".

Devon and Cornwall Police

You can read more about the 'Fatal Five' here or watch Devon and Cornwall Police tackling the issues...

 

 

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