Plate watching


A NUMBER plate recognition camera, pictured, set up in Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington scanned 2506 sets of plates, 10.30am-1.30pm, Monday 17 September.

The operation, run by Mornington and Somerville highway police, detected plates which were unregistered or stolen, as well as registered owners who are unlicensed or required to have alcohol interlock devices fitted. It also advises if the vehicle, or owner, is linked to outstanding sheriff’s fines.

Nine drivers were fined for unlicensed or unregistered driving and two will be summonsed to appear at court for driving while suspended.

Acting Sergeant Sarah Blackmore, of Mornington police, was pleased with the results. “The public could expect more automatic number plate recognition sites throughout the area in coming months,” she said. “Please drive safely.”

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 25 September 2018


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