Motorists on notice for Victoria Police’s Operation Furlong

Police will be out in force this weekend, targeting speeding, drink and drug driving and driver distraction as part of Victoria Police’s latest road operation.

Operation Furlong, which commenced at 12.01 am this morning and runs through until 11.59 pm on Tuesday, November 5, is a state- wide operation aimed at reducing road trauma over the Melbourne Cup Carnival weekend.

Central Goldfields Highway Patrol Sergeant Noel Jacobs said residents can expect to see more police on the roads than usual over the course of the weekend in a bid to enforce positive driver behaviour.

“There’ll be a highly visible police presence across the state and we’ll be targeting the key causes of road trauma, things like drink and drug driving, speeding, driver distraction, fatigue and people not wearing seatbelts,” he said.

“The increased police presence is to remind everyone to think consciously of their choices and behaviour on the road.”

Sgt Jacobs urged community members to plan their trips if they’re going away this weekend and with booze buses operating in the region, reminded residents that if they do choose to drink, organise a lift home.

For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 1

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