East Devon community speed watch groups aim to cut road deaths

New community speed watch groups are forming across East Devon with the help of the police.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the aim of the community partnerships aimed to educate motorists and cut the number of fatal and serious crashes in East Devon.

Police plan to target motoring events locally in a bid to spread the 2019 road safety message to local drivers.
Vehicle safety has also come under the spotlight in the police road safety drive.

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Devon and Cornwall Police said it is carrying out police speed checks across East Devon and establishing new community speed watch groups.

Devon and Cornwall Police said its campaign aimed to reduce the number fatal and serious road traffic crashes in East Devon through education, enforcement and engineering, and by teaming up with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service road safety team.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “We continue to carry out police speed checks across East Devon and are currently establishing new community speed watch schemes.

“We also run regular Operation Mascot road stop checks together with the Vehicle Operations Service Agency, ensuring that vehicles are safe to be used on the highway.

“We continue to work with the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service road safety team and together we will be attending specific local motoring events in order to engage positively with car enthusiasts; the road safety team also join us at all local crime and safety roadshows.”

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