Devon and Cornwall police are using new equipment to help reduce road closure times after accidents by helping investigation teams to gather evidence more quickly. The new mobile GPS equipment will help police to measure such things as road markings, ve

Devon and Cornwall police are using new equipment to help reduce road closure times after accidents - by helping investigation teams to gather evidence more quickly.The new mobile GPS equipment will help police to measure such things as road markings, vehicle positions and the layout of highways. Senior collision investigator PC Stuart Parratt said: "The new equipment will improve our efficiency in gathering evidence at road accident sites, making the process quicker, so we can reopen roads faster and reduce inconvenience to motorists." He said it would be of particular benefit in summer when the influx of tourists means increased use of the roads, more accidents and road closures.The Force has been given a free long-term loan of around £225,000 worth of equipment by the Highways Agency, in the partnership initiative.