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It has been announced that Highways England will be patrolling key sections of the A30 to help keep traffic down.

In a move that will make the drive to Cornwall a much smoother affair for caravan owners, the traffic officers will alleviate any hold ups that arise. They will be in place in Cornwall and Devon between Lifton Down and Carland Cross.

It’s the third year that traffic officers have helped Devon and Cornwall Police. After attending 126 incidents over a two month period last year, they’re expecting to be even busier this time around.

The current staycation boom led to record numbers of traffic heading to Cornwall over the May bank holiday.

With Covid rules relaxing and staycations as popular as ever, it’s predicted that summer records could be surpassed.

South West Regional Director, Andrew Page-Dove said: “With the end of lockdown, the number of people taking domestic holidays has rocketed and Cornwall is a key destination”.

The planned patrols will help to keep vehicles moving on the A30 by dealing with any rising traffic volumes and incidents that may occur.

Page-Dove continued: “This year we’ve added even more patrols on the A30 when holidays will be especially important to people. It’s likely to be a very demanding season but our traffic officers are more than ready to deal with whatever comes their way.”

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