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VIC Plenty Road Blitz

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by robsalvv, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/more-news/6027-plenty-road-target-of-police-blitz.html

    Plenty Road target of police blitz

    Tuesday, 25 January 2011 02:15

    From Northcote to Whittlesea, the entire length of Plenty Road will be the target of a week long blitz with police targeting speed and dangerous driving.

    Operation PASTE comes 12 months after the horrific collision at the corner of Plenty Road and Childs Road in Mill Park which claimed the life of five teenagers.

    A police intelligence report found that there were 416 collisions along Plenty Road over the 12 months to September 2010 - four of which were fatal resulting in eight deaths.

    The road also accounts for 15 per cent of total collisions which occurred in the Whittlesea and Darebin areas over that period.

    Acting Senior Sergeant Ashley Hodges from the local Highway Patrol said police would be intensively targeting poor driver behaviour.

    "Plenty Road is a 28 kilometre stretch of road which begins in a highly busy, inner-suburban area and finishes in the rural setting of Whittlesea," A/Sen Sgt Hodges said.

    "This is a main arterial for the north-east and carries high volumes of traffic every day. Unfortunately, the road also sees a high level of road trauma, with over 400 collisions in the past year.

    "We know that a lot of these collisions could have been avoided if motorists had been driving responsibly - driving within the speed limit and without distraction.

    "All too often we see dangerous driving in this area. We see hoon drivers putting all motorists and their passengers at risk. We see distracted drivers on mobile phones and other devices - and we see drink-drivers place all road users in danger.

    "While this road is a focus for police throughout the year, over the next week we are intensifying efforts and we aim to send a strong message to the community - we need to improve driver behaviour on Plenty Road, and we need to do it together."

    Highway Patrol members will be boosted by local uniform police, officers from Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section, Operations Response Unit, the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Program as well as Sheriffs Department.

    Police will target speed, unlicensed and unregistered drivers, unroadworthy vehicles, dangerous and hoon driving, excessive noise as well and drink and drug driving.

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  2. Taa mate. I did have a quick look in Politics but missed it. Cheers.
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