MORE than 100 drivers were booked on Mornington Peninsula and Frankston roads over the Easter and Anzac Day long weekends, resulting in 274 offences recorded during Operation Compass by Victoria Police.
Superintendent Fiona Bock said the 11-day operation saw 106 drivers booked for speeding.
“This is particularly concerning as speed is a major contributor to trauma on our roads with the potentially devastating effects of such behaviour felt throughout the community,” she said.
“Whether speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or checking a message from your mate, you are making a decision that puts the lives of innocent and vulnerable road users in your hands.”
From Thursday 14 April to Monday 25 April, police also detected 10 drug drivers, 26 drink drivers, 34 unregistered vehicles, disqualified/unlicensed drivers, and 55 other offences including disobey traffic control, seatbelt offences and mobile offences.
Thirteen vehicles were impounded.
Bock said the operation had finished, but that police were continuing to do everything they could to “protect innocent and vulnerable road users”.
“Local members will continue to regularly patrol our roads on the lookout for reckless driver behaviour while our highway patrol cars will utilise Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to catch any unregistered or disqualified drivers,” she said.
“With worsening weather conditions and reduced visibility as winter approaches, it is imperative motorists and pedestrians look out for one another…be patient, obey road rules and stay safe while driving.”