Crossroads campaign targets dangerous driving

Police prepare for one of the nation's biggest ever road safety operations over the Easter period

April 19, 2011

Victoria Police is gearing up for one of the nation’s biggest ever road policing operations in a bid to reduce road trauma over the Easter holiday period.

Called Crossroads, the campaign will hit every state and territory targeting speeding, alcohol and drug-affected drivers between April 21 to 26.

Victoria Police will target the state’s 15 high-risk areas for road traumas.

"Over the holiday period we will have an increased traffic flow on many roads across the state," Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe says.

"There are some clear killers on our roads over this period – fatigue, speed, distraction and alcohol.

An extra 324 mobile speed cameras will also be placed on high-risk roads across Victoria.

Meanwhile, the Princes Freeway at Morwell will be closed in both directions this Easter after rainfall in early February caused land movement.

Traffic is being diverted in both directions along Princes Drive through the township of Morwell. Victoria Police is warning drivers of traffic delays when travelling through the area.

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