Police will be foregoing an Easter break this weekend and ensuring everyone stays safe on the roads during the busy holiday period.
Victoria Police’s Operation Nexus kicks off today across the state and will run until Monday with police on high alert as road traffic increases over the holiday period.
Maryborough Police Highway Patrol Sergeant Noel Jacobs said police will be out in force targetting fatigue, speeding and driver behaviour, offences which often increase during holidays like Easter and Christmas.
“Without a doubt we see an increase in offences because of the volume of traffic during this time of year,” he said.
“People are heading off on holidays or to visit friends and family and you’ve also got more caravans and trailers on the road which adds to the risk.
“We’ll (police) be out on the roads all weekend and there will be booze buses out and about.”
Sgt Jacobs said taking your time on the roads and planning your journey is key to staying safe this weekend.
“The key is to slow down and be patient, we want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely,” he said.
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