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Drive Safe This Weekend

Drive Safe This Weekend

Drivers Are Reminded To Be Safe Over The Long Weekend

Victoria Police will be out in force this long weekend to try and slow the tragic number of lives lost on roads.

Operation Regal was launched in the lead up to the Queen's Birthday long weekend by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville. The operation will see every available police officer targeting dangerous and distracted drivers.

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The four-day road safety campaign will target holiday hot spots, regional highways and city roads. Local police officers will be supported by specialist resources including the alcohol and drug buses, the highway patrol, heavy
vehicle unit, the solo unit motorcycles and the operations response unit.

With police and emergency services out in force, drivers are reminded that they must slow down to 40km/h when approaching and passing emergency service vehicles with flashing lights or sirens.

Neville says that everyone should do their part to help curb the road toll.

“All Victorians have a role to play in reducing our road toll. Anyone who is distracted, impaired or driving dangerously will be met by a visible Victoria Police presence and will face the consequences of their actions.”

It’s been a horrific start to the first half of the year, with the number of lives lost on our roads already at an alarming 143, which is 55 more than the same time last year.

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