Traffic officers ensure happier holidays for Cornwall motorists

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Highways England Traffic Officers help keep holidaymakers and other road users moving on the busy A30 in Cornwall, assisting more than 120 incidents over the past two months of the summer holiday season.

The traffic officers have been patrolling a section of the A30 in Cornwall during the busy summer months, and have been on hand to deal with everything from live lane breakdowns, road traffic collisions and debris clearance.

Providing assistance to Devon and Cornwall Police, this is the second year Highways England crews have patrolled the A30, and between 5 July and 9 September, traffic officers attended a total of 126 incidents. Last year, they dealt with 112 incidents during 31 days of patrols.

Rob Penney, South West Network Operations Manager for Highways England, said:

The aim of the patrols is to provide further assistance to motorists on our South West network, and we’re delighted to extend our service further south into Cornwall and to continue our close working partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police.

The patrols have provided real value, to both our police partners and the travelling public, and to the Cornwall economy as a whole, and we are already planning how we can continue this service in the future.

The patrols cover the A30 between Lifton Down to Carland Cross, and help Devon and Cornwall Police to meet the demands of increased traffic volumes and related incidents on the A30 in Cornwall.

Traffic officers currently assist drivers in any difficulty, co-ordinate the resources of the emergency services, manage traffic to reduce incident-related congestion and clear debris from the carriageways.

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