Driver behaviour praised

Heavy traffic on Ararat s eastern entry last Friday. Picture: PETER PICKERINGPOLICE have praised the behaviour of road users across the Northern Grampians Police Service Area (PSA) during the busy Easter period.
Nanjing Night Net

More than 150 offences were detected during the five day Operation Crossroads. Speeding drivers accounted for more than three quarters of all offences detected.

Northern Grampians PSA Inspector Ian Lindsay said most motorists exercised patience and followed the road rules.

“It was very encouraging for the Northern Grampians PSA in that there was no fatalities recorded and serious road trauma was down significantly,” he said.

“There was a lot of vehicle traffic right up until Friday evening, the traffic was quite heavy up towards Halls Gap and into Stawell and Ararat.

“Considering the large attendance and vehicle traffic and movement within the area, people have listened to the message and understood about planning their trip.

“Messages about tolerance and respect on the roads seem to have got across.”

Insp Lindsay said police conducted almost 3000 road side breath tests over the five day holiday period with just 12 positive results.

“It was a good weekend, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation for the community and travellers that have heeded the road safety message,” he said.

Offences detected across the Northern Grampians PSA during Operation Crossroads included:

4 drink drivers8 drug drivers3 disqualified/suspended drivers2 unlicensed drivers118 speeding offences2 disobey signs/signals1 seat belt offences3 mobile phone offences11 unregistered vehiclesThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.