Speeding drivers in the gun during Super Ardent


Strong police presence in Victoria over the next six weeks as part of an operation to reduce road trauma

July 17, 2012

There will be a strong police presence in Victoria over the next six weeks as part of an operation to reduce road trauma.

Operation Super Ardent will target areas that have seen serious accidents occur this year, such as Bendigo, Whittlesea, Epping, Kingston and Bayside.

State highway patrol officers will be supported by local police in their efforts to catch speeding drivers.

Inspector David Griffin hopes the operation will send a strong message to those breaking the law.

Speed, especially in 100km/h speed zones, continues to be a major problem and is a factor in about one third of fatal collisions each year," Griffin says.

He says research shows that if all drivers across the state dropped 1km/h off their average speed it would save about 15 lives every year and avoid up to 300 injuries.

"Large numbers of local and state resources will be deployed to these high-risk areas to provide extra enforcement and awareness of road safety issues to change road user behaviour," Griffin says.

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