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Police Operation Nexus to focus on road safety

Article Category  Dimboola Courier > Current News
Date Published  Thursday, April 13 2017

Police Operation Nexus to focus on road safety
Victoria Police will be out in force over the next fortnight focusing on road safety as part of Operation Nexus.

Police across the state will be specifically targeting speed, fatigue, distraction, seatbelt non-compliance and impaired driving from this Thursday morning right across the Easter long weekend through to Anzac Day.

This period also includes a critical time when students are returning to school.

Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer said their focus for the next thirteen days is absolutely making sure everyone gets to their destination.

“There will be an increase in police on the roads and on all major arterials over the next thirteen days,” Assistant Commissioner Fryer said.

“Along with this focus, I also want to highlight a video we’ve launched which I’m hoping will strike a chord with the community.”

Police met with a number of children ranging in age from five to twelve and asked them about road safety, including speeding, mobile phone use and safe cars.

Click here to view the video.

“In what may seem like some very basic thoughts from children as young as five, I feel really hits the mark around what we expect from our drivers on the road.

“Road trauma is so very personal; I want our community to see that the lives lost on our roads are people within our community, not just numbers.”

Operation Nexus will run from 0001 hours on Thursday 13 March until 2359 hours Tuesday 25 April.

Last year one person lost their life during the Easter weekend and 79 people were seriously injured.

If you are traveling over the long weekend remember to take regular breaks, and to make use of ‘Driver Reviver’ sites as a chance to refresh before continuing your journey.

Lochiel Wayside Stop -
The TAC barista coffee van will be at Lochiel on Thursday from lunch time to 6pm and Friday morning until lunch time.

Allambi will be fundraising, and on Friday funds will be raised for the Good Friday Appeal. There will be games and give-aways as well as a sausage sizzle.

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