Be wise on the roads

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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