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Speed hotspot checks are part of Euro-initiative

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: May 02, 2013

PC Paul Carveth and PC Lloyd Vandike from Camborne Police Hub at Abbey Hill, Lelant. Picture by Tobi Carver.

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SPEEDING hotspots identified by local residents in and around St Ives have been targeted by Devon and Cornwall police officers over the past few weeks as part of a Europe-wide initiative.

Abbey Hill in Lelant was one site targeted, as were the main St Ives road through Carbis Bay and the Higher Stennack in St Ives.

The three areas were highlighted by residents via Devon and Cornwall Police's Have Your Say initiative.

PC Kevin Silver, from St Ives police, said: "The purpose of this campaign is to enforce speed limits for all vehicles and draw media attention to the subject of reducing speeds and saving lives."

The initiative involved extra speed monitoring on top of normal police activity, as part of a Europe-wide police (TISPOL) speed enforcement initiative.

The police support the various TISPOL initiatives in promoting road safety across the EU, which has set a target of reducing road fatalities by 40 per cent by 2020.

PC Silver said: "The campaign demonstrates the resolve of police forces across Europe in tackling this issue as well as to highlight the increased chances of being caught when driving at excessive speed."

Police officers from Camborne response hub who are trained in using speed monitoring devices assisted in the St Ives area.

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  • Regennotdegen  |  May 02 2013, 1:38PM

    Motorists, as always a soft target. Get off our backs and go fight some real crime please.

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  • TWINSCREW  |  May 02 2013, 9:47AM

    Can we be told how many road fatalities have occured on these three roads in the last five years, what is a "response hub" Is this a good use of police resources in these supposedly straightened times ?

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