Au ht speedin Buller Road Local police disappointed by weekend operation
MORE than 70 people have been caught speeding over the weekend, with local police saying they were disappointed by the result.
The operation was conducted by the Mansfield Highway Patrol, targeting the Mount Buller area.
Some 42 people were caught travelling over the speed limit on Saturday, with a further 29 on the Sunday.
Of the 71 detections, 22 were travelling at speeds that will now involve a loss of licence.
A Mont Albert man had his Subaru impounded after being caught driving at 148km/h in the 100km/h zone on Mount Buller Road.
Another man was caught speeding twice in one day, first travelling to Mount Buller and then again when returning to Melbourne.
Other offences included seatbelt infringements, defect notices and unsafe vehicles.
Sergeant Martin McLachlan, from Mansfield Highway Patrol, said the majority of those caught were travelling to the snow from Melbourne.
“A trip to the snowfields gets pretty expensive when you’re adding a speeding fine of a couple of hundred dollars to it,” he said.
“There’s no reason to rush, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the roads and local conditions.
“It’s just not worth losing your licence, your car or your life.”