The Road Safety Unit is committed to an ongoing programme of Education, Training and Publicity. The Unit also co-ordinates and provides information, advice and resources. The Unit actively promotes training programmes, courses and workshops for both professional and volunteers.
Devon & Cornwall Police is committed to reducing speed accidents through intelligence-led and high visibility policing, education, enforcement and the appropriate use of camera technology.
Devon County Council's Road Safety Unit works in partnership with other organisations including the police, health authorities and other local authorities, to improve road safety.
The role of the Magistrates is to ensure that justice is applied in accordance with the law, including the enforcement of fines and other penalties. For this reason the Police issue Fixed Penalty Tickets, but payments are collected by the Courts - it is important that these powers are kept separate to ensure that one organisation is not both prosecutor and judge. Magistrates therefore support the general purpose of the Safety Camera Partnership - saving lives - but are not involved in the management of speed cameras or Police operations.
The Highways Agency maintains, operates and improves the network of trunk roads and motorways in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.
The Council's responsibilities as Highway Authority include highway maintenance, transport strategy and policy development, road safety, Local Transport Plan project development, accident investigation and protection, public transport subsidy and development and promoting the use of more sustainable forms of transport.
The council is aiming to improve road safety and traffic congestion by implementing its Local Transport Plan objectives, developing stronger links with sustainable transport and working with partner organisations in achieving effective traffic management in Torbay.
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