Two-day speeding operation results in 400 prosecutions

A two day police crackdown on speeding across Devon and Cornwall has ended in 400 prosecutions.

The operation targeted class-restricted vehicles on national speed limit roads on 30 January and 26 February.

Of those detected, 79% were classified as light-goods vehicles, restricted to 50mph on a single carriageway and 60mph on a dual carriageway.

Natalie Hatswell of Peninsula Road Safety Partnership said drivers needed to "be aware" of further operations.

Ms Hatswell said that although these operations targeted class-restricted vehicles, some cars were identified as travelling at speeds exceeding 100mph and will be dealt with in court.

Latest data, released by the Department for Transport showed a national increase in the speeds of these lights goods vehicles and a link between those increased average speeds and collision rates.

Ms Hatswell said: "Drivers of these class restricted vehicles need to be aware that we will continue to carry out further operations at various sites across Devon and Cornwall."

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