OCTOBER is Safe Cycle Month. Police across the district have been rewarding young cyclists who they see riding responsibly, by presenting them with wrist bands. They will all go into the draw for some special prizes to be handed out at the end of the month. Unfortunately, police have also had to issue some warnings to cyclists who have been observed flouting road rules by, for example, failing to wear a helmet.
SPEEDING DRIVERS FINED
POLICE issued a penalty notice to a driver who was observed exceeding the speed limit on the South Gippsland Highway at Toora just after 3pm last Saturday. The 51-year-old from Seaspray was issued with a $239 fine and three demerit points after he was caught driving at 94 kph in an 80km zone.
A 19-year-old Toora woman received a penalty notice for speeding the next day. She was intercepted just after 4pm on October 17 driving at 111kph in a 100km zone on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster. She was fined $149 and one demerit point.
POLICE are investigating a case of criminal damage to a car parked in Welshpool Road, Toora. The rear driver side window of the car was smashed some time between 4.30pm on Monday October 11 and 10.30am the next day. Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.