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Over 400 drivers caught speeding on A30 and A38

Over 400 drivers caught speeding on A30 and A38

Published by Emma Carton at 7:54am 13th August 2019. (Updated at 8:04am 13th August 2019)

More than 400 hundred drivers have been caught speeding on the A30 and A38 in one day.

Devon and Cornwall Police say the fastest was 107mph.

Operation Allied Wolf was carried out in the Newquay and Truro areas, targeting the 'Fatal Five'.

Almost 60 people were caught on their mobiles, not wearing a seatbelt or without any tax or insurance.

What were the results?

Operation Allied Wolf was carried out on 8th August 2019 in the Newquay and Truro areas.

It involved the Alliance Roads Policing Team, No Excuse road safety team, the Alliance Road Crime Unit, road casualty reduction officers and armed response vehicle (ARV) officers, as well as the Peninsula Road Safety Partnership and DVLA enforcement team.

The PRSP detected 425 vehicles traveling at excessive excess speed on A38 and A30, with a top speed of 107mph recorded.

The operation was an immediate response to number plate recognition (ANPR), activations from static and mobile cameras and proactive patrols.

Drug 'sniffer' dogs and roadside testing with alcolmeters and drug swabs were available to police throughout the operation.

operation allied wolf

What are the 'Fatal Five'?

Police also targeted the 'Fatal Five' causes of fatal and serious injury collisions. 

The Fatal Five are drink and drug driving, using mobile devices handheld while behind the wheel, excessive speed or inappropriate speed for the conditions, not wearing a seatbelt and careless and inconsiderate driving.

"Allied Wolf saw Devon & Cornwall Police officers targeting criminals who use the road network.

"We also used this opportunity to reinforce messages around road safety to drivers, and to enforce against offences such as having no insurance, license or MOT".

Inspector Pete Thomas

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