Police target Hume in speeding crackdown

Police will target Melbourne metropolitan area of Hume as part of an operation cracking down on speed and anti-social driving

September 13, 2011

Victoria Police will target the Melbourne metropolitan area of Hume this week as part of a four-day operation cracking down on speed and anti-social driving.

Areas such as Greenvale, Tullamarine, Roxburgh Park and Sunbury will be under a close watch from police. The state highway patrol officers will work with local police as part of the crackdown.

Senior sergeant Geoff Joshua says Hume is in the top nine high-risk areas for road trauma.

"The state highway patrol is a roving police unit that moves into high-risk road trauma across Victoria," Joshua says.

"We have already been in Hume a number of times this year and we will continue to hit this area and others to send a strong message."

Police will also crack down on driver distraction, which includes the use of mobile phones and GPS devices while driving.

"We are sick of people who fail to put away their mobile phones while driving and those caught face hefty fines and loss of demerit points," Joshua says.

The state highway patrol will be in Hume until the end of this week, running operations throughout the day and night.

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