Speeding sits at the head of offences for local motorists during Victoria Police’s state- wide Operation Roadwise, with over 120 drivers caught speeding within the first 19 days of the operation.
More than 180 offences had been recorded by day 19 in the Central Goldfields Police Service Area (PSA) as part of Operation Roadwise, which seeks to minimise and reduce fatalities and injuries on Victorian roads during the holiday period.
Recorded offences across the Goldfields PSA were less than this time last year, but included five drug drivers, eight disqualified drivers, five unlicensed drivers, two drivers who failed to obey traffic control, five seat belt offences, six mobile phone offences 18 unregistered vehicles being driven, seven impoundments and 121 speeding offences within 19 days.
Maryborough Police Acting Inspector Craig Gaffee said it was “absolutely” encouraging there are less offences for Operation Roadwise so far.
“We don’t want anyone taking risks on the road, so the figures show that some people are getting the message, but not everyone is heeding it,” Act Insp Gaffee said.
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