“Drive to conditions” message to motorists

Victoria Policeʼs latest road traffic operation kicked off today, with local police also reminding residents to drive to the conditions and ensure their vehicles are roadworthy with the change of season.

Police across the state will be braving the cold this long weekend as part of the latest road traffic operation and with winter officially here, are reminding residents to stay safe and drive to the conditions.

Kicking off today and finishing on Monday, June 8, Operation Regal is a four day traffic operation spanning the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

The operation seeks to reduce the number of serious incidents happening on Victorian roads and reduce road trauma through a highly visible police presence.

Maryborough Police Sergeant Gary Walter said although coronavirus restrictions have seen less vehicles on local roads, it’s still a high-risk time and police numbers will be bolstered.

“It’s a high-risk time and particularly now as restrictions ease, people are going to start heading out and about and travelling further so people need to plan ahead and not rush it,” he said.

“We’ll have Highway Patrol out, extra traffic units working from our station here plus our normal frontline members, so there will be a strong presence.

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