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VIC Citylink Blitz

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Jeffco, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Mods if this is in the wrong place please move

    Have heard on the news (radio) twice now that there is an ongoing blitz on all vehicles for all citylink work / construction zones that have reduced speed zones. They have also have this on the Vic pol website.

    Police focused on safety during roadworks
    Police are reminding motorists to slow down during road works as part of an operation targeting speed on Citylink.

    Officers from Fawkner Highway Patrol have caught around 300 speeding drivers along the stretch of freeway between Flemington Road and Melbourne Airport since Operation Step Back started on 15 January.

    One in three of these drivers lost their licence after being found to be driving at more than 25km/h above the speed limit.

    Five vehicles have been impounded, including an 18-year-old’s car after the driver was caught doing 145km/h in an 80km/h zone. He was also fined for not displaying p-plates and driving a manual car with an automatic car licence.

    Sergeant Dean Pickering said the reduced speed limits are put in place to protect the safety of both motorists and road workers.

    “Even when you can’t see any workers on site, it is important you obey all signs and changed traffic conditions,” he said.

    “Traffic lanes may be narrowed, your view of the road ahead can be obscured and there may be no line markings or shoulders.

    “All of these factors reduce the safety of the road which is why it is crucial that motorists always obey the signs and reduced speed limits.”

    Officers will use marked and unmarked police cars during the operation and strictly enforce the reduced speed limits.

    “Everyone has the right to be safe when they are at work,” Sgt Pickering said.

    “Adding a few minutes to your journey is a small price to pay to make sure you arrive safely and that all road workers are protected.

    “Anyone who disagrees can expect to have a chat with one of my officers.”

    Step Back is an ongoing operation run in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

    Ben Radisich

    Senior Media Officer


    you've been warned
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  2. keeps them out of the hills I supose
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