DRIVERS are reminded to abide by the speed restrictions in school zones – or face stiff fines. Two drivers were intercepted in separate incidents near Welshpool and District Primary School last Friday and fined for driving above the 40kph designated speed limit.
It was about 3.20pm when a 34-year-old from Vernon was intercepted on the South Gippsland Highway travelling above the speed limit and fined $289 and three demerit points. At much the same time a 78-year-old from Highett was also intercepted speeding in the school zone and fined $289 and three points.
ALSO last Friday afternoon, a 65-year-old man from Tarwin was intercepted speeding on the Port Welshpool Road at Port Welshpool and fined $289 and three demerit points.
Then at 4.30pm last Sunday a 56-year-old Bairnsdale driver was intercepted by police on the Promontory Road at Foster and fined $289 and three demerit points for speeding.
POLICE intercepted a 20-year-old youth from Foster riding his bicycle on the South Gippsland Highway at Agnes at about 12.30pm last Saturday and fined him $180 for not wearing a bicycle helmet.
POLICE are seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred some time in the last week or so. It is alleged that a car was legally parked in Nelson Street, Foster, and an unknown vehicle, possibly white, sideswiped it, causing minor damage to the front panel. Anyone who witnessed the incident or knows anything about it is urged to contact Foster police station.