EXTREME weather events over 9-10 June have highlighted why operations like Operation Regal over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend are vital, police say. Its major focus was on ensuring and enforcing safe driving practices.
Reports are continuing to come in about weakened trees falling on the shire’s rural roads, many of which have 60-80kph speed limits. Most are winding and few have good lighting after dark.
Rosebud police captured this scene on White Hill Road, Red Hill, to demonstrate the danger when trees come down, generally without warning.
“If you are using the roads, drive to the conditions,” police say. “A speed limit does not abrogate a driver’s responsibility to drive safely and responsibly.
“If you need to slow down, then slow down.
“Now more than ever we cannot and will not accept reckless and dangerous driving.”
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 22 June 2021