Speedsters nabbed


SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol nabbed 239 motorists speeding during Operation Hisser, which ran from December to mid-February. It targeted speeding on high risk or high speed rural roads on the Mornington Peninsula.

Of those pulled over 41 were prosecuted for low level speeding (less than 10kph over the limit) and 11 were detected at loss-of-licence speeds.

Acting Senior Sergeant Dave Collins said that while the number of detections was high, the “majority of motorists were travelling within the speed limit, which contributed to lower trauma on our roads, with only one serious-injury collision on the targeted roads in the operation”.

He said road policing efforts would continue day and night on Frankston and Mornington Peninsula roads. Speed measuring devices include Moving Mode Radar (checking both approaching/receding vehicles when the police car is on the move) and Laser devices.

“Don’t exceed the speed limit and none of this will be your concern,” Senior Sergeant Collins said. “You will also be making our roads a safer place.”

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 5 March 2019


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