Au ht speedin Buller Road Lo­cal po­lice dis­ap­pointed by week­end op­er­a­tion

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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.”

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