Be wise on the roads
Victoria Police is boosting its presence on the roads during this week, with motorists urged to slow down and get to their Christmas and New Year celebrations safely.
The 24-day Operation Roadwise campaign began last week, and police will be out in force targeting dangerous driving, drug and drink driving, and irresponsible behaviour on our roads.
Police Minister Lisa Neville said residents could expect a highly visible police presence at popular destinations, both locally and around the state.
‘‘The festive season is not the time for motorists to get complacent. We want to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely, and returns home to their families and friends,’’ she said.
‘‘Our police officers do an incredible job keeping Victorians safe on the roads, but planning ahead is key. If you’re going to drink, know how you’re going to get home.
‘‘If you’re going on a long road trip, know where and when you’re going to stop along the way.’’
Operation Roadwise runs until just before midnight on January 6.