POLICE have issued several penalty notices in recent days for drivers caught exceeding the speed limit on the district’s roads.
At 11.38am last Saturday police intercepted a 43-year-old woman from Hedley driving at 115 km/h on the South Gippsland Highway at Hedley. She was fined $289 and three demerit points.
Then at 6.50pm that night a 21-year-old Leongatha man was intercepted driving at 118 km/h on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road at Meeniyan. He was also fined $289 and three demerit points.
On Monday at 9.15am a 35-year-old man from Mt Martha was intercepted driving at 111km/h on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster and fined $180 and one demerit point.
AT 1.05PM on Sunday police intercepted a 36-year-old Foster man riding a bicycle in Station Road, Foster and issued him with a penalty notice for riding without a helmet. He was fined $180.
FIRE CLOSES STATION ROAD
STATION Road in Foster was blocked for around 45 minutes last Thursday evening after a fire was reported in the electrical box on the power line supplying Warrawee units. David Jones from the Foster CFA, who attended along with police, said that there was some concern that the line would fall across Station Road, but the power suppliers had contractors PromCo on the scene promptly and they quickly had the situation under control. They turned off the power to the premises and installed a new electrical power box.
ACCIDENT AT INTERSECTION
A DRIVER was issued with a penalty notice for failing to give away after a collision on the corner of the Meeniyan-Promontory Road and the Foster-Promontory Road (about 100 metres north of Soldiers Road) last Tuesday at about 12.15pm.
A 39-year-old woman from Foster drove down the slip road on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road and onto the Foster-Promontory Road, without giving way to a vehicle travelling north along this road. Neither the offending driver nor her passenger was injured, but the other driver, a 63-year-old woman from Yanakie, was taken to hospital in Foster with a foot injury.
Police from Foster attended the accident scene, along with an ambulance, CFA from Foster and the Fish Creek CFA road rescue service. Both vehicles were towed away.