Victoria Police will be executing their game plan over the grand final long weekend and ask the community to consider theirs as police officers focus on road safety state-wide.
Police will be targeting speed, distraction type offences, drug driving and drink driving, and the operation will run from Thursday midnight until Sunday Midnight.
The AFL Grand Final public holiday on Friday 27 September provides an opportunity for families to free themselves from their usual commitments and it is anticipated that large numbers of people will use Victorian roads, often driving long distances in unfamiliar driving conditions.
Motorists are requested to stay within the speed limit, don’t drink alcohol or take drugs and drive, leave your mobile phone out of reach, wear your seatbelt/child restraints and make sure you are well rested.
Speed Cameras will be rostered in known high collision locations and there will be an increased presence of police.
Fatigue is one of the biggest killers on Victorian roads. Drivers are requested to plan their trip, be patient and ensure that you take at least a 15 minutes break at least every two hours and don’t drive if you are tired.
Drivers planning to travel during this period can expect to see an increase in vehicles travelling on our major freeways and highways throughout the State.
Lost a tyre, or ring?
Olinda Police are seeking the owner of a large four-wheel-drive tyre that fell of the back of a land cruiser on 10 September.
Police told the Mail that the BF Goodrich mud tyre came off the car in the main street of Olinda at 2:30pm on 10 September.
Olinda Police are also seeking the owner of a lost engagement ring.
The engagement ring was found in the female toilets at Wall Tew Reserve in Ferntree Gully on 18 September.
The ring is described as rose gold with small stones inlayed into the ring.
If this ring is yours contact Sgt Herdman at Olinda Police on 9751 1241
What a load of rubbish!
Ten mattresses, 30 tyres, one couch, 400+ cans, and a clothesline were amongst the six trailer-loads of household garbage were retrieved by Forest Fire Management Victoria crews and volunteers from the Yarra Valley 4×4 Club in the Yarra State Forest last weekend.
Most of the rubbish was collected along a stretch of road in Warburton less than three kilometres from the nearest tip.
Dumping of rubbish is not only illegal and unsightly, it damages the native environment; contaminating waterways and harming plants and animals, and is a hazard to forest users.
To dob in a dumper call FFMVic on 136 186 or contact your local office. Reports can be made anonymously.