“THIS year we have seen some tragic collision scenes on Bass Coast and South Gippsland roads. Police are currently conducting targeted operations to deter dangerous drivers and catch those individuals who put themselves and other road users at risk.
“We would like all drivers to slow down, drive to the conditions on the road and avoid using drugs or alcohol before driving. If we all do this then we can save lives and avoid life changing injuries.”
Operation Minify is an enhanced enforcement operation supported by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). It targets speeding on rural roads throughout all sectors of South Gippsland and Bass Coast. The operation commenced on March 13 and has so far detected 94 speeding drivers, 17 unregistered vehicles with a progressive total of 145 traffic offences. Bass Coast Highway Patrol members are utilising marked and unmarked cars on some of our most high risk roads. Operation Minify continues through to the end of May.
Operation LINK2 has seen Bass Coast Highway Patrol members operating specifically on the South Gippsland Highway between Loch and Foster from Monday, February 15. It is in response to recent road trauma and follows on from Operation LINK which was conducted in January 2021 and detected 157 traffic offences. LINK2 will continue through May 2021 with a focus on drink and drug driving, speeding, distraction, fatigue and no seatbelt use.
Further results will be released at the conclusion of LINK2.