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Drivers try to pass flashing police car straddling lanes on A38

Drivers try to pass flashing police car straddling lanes on A38

Published by Emma Cartonat 7:51am 30th May 2019. (Updated at 7:59am 30th May 2019)

Vehicles are caught trying to overtake a police car straddling lanes with its lights going on the A38

Devon and Cornwall's Alliance Roads Policing Team says this happens when there is a potential hazard ahead.

But despite that, other drivers were trying to get past over the bank holiday weekend and it happened twice!

"If you see a police car, straddling lanes with rear red and blue lights illuminated, DO NOT PASS - UNDERTAKE/OVERTAKE.

"We are implementing a rolling road for your safety. Potential hazard ahead.

"Twice this occurred on the A38 today, putting officers and other road users at risk".

Alliance Roads Policing Team

Why shouldn't I try to pass a police car like this?

"This is a common sight on the arterial routes through our counties.

"It's likely that someone is ahead, out in the carriageway, retrieving debris to prevent accidents.

"Please be patient".

Devon and Cornwall Road Crime Unit

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