While local police are pleased with driver behaviour in the region following a serious incident free operation over the weekend, speeding remains a concern locally.
Operation Scoreboard, which kicked off last Thursday and finished on Sunday, targeted driver impairment, particularly drink and drug driving as well as speed, fatigue, distraction offences and seatbelt offences over the AFL grand final long weekend.
Two people died following a two car crash in Oakleigh East on Sunday, however the Goldfields Police Service Area recorded no fatalities or serious injury collisions across the four-day operation.
Central Goldfields Highway Patrol Sergeant Noel Jacobs said it’s “very pleasing” there were no serious accidents on the roads over the course of the weekend.
“We’re out there trying to enforce positive driver behaviour so there aren’t any major collisions occur- ring,” he said.
“It is very pleasing there were no major collisions or fatalities. Overall we’re happy with the results from Operation Scoreboard, but there are some concerns in relation to speeding and people driving when they shouldn’t be.”
In the Goldfields PSA, which encompasses towns including Maryborough, Dunolly, Newstead, Maldon and Pyramid Hill, a total 59 offences were detected by police, with speeding offences topping the list with 45 incidents.
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