0904 – Operation Nexus

Speeding motorists were caught out by police in Brimbank during the Easter weekend safety operation, with 63 speeding offences recorded.

Operation Nexus ran from 12.01am on Thursday, March 28 to 11.59pm on Monday, April 1, in an effort to crack down on dangerous and reckless behaviour during a traditionally high-risk period.

In Brimbank, police detected 63 speeding offences, 45 disobeying signs/signals offences, 12 unregistered vehicles, six disqualified drivers, five unlicensed drivers, five impoundments, four drug driving offences, three drink driving offences, three mobile phone offences, and two seatbelt offences.

Statewide, more than 8000 traffic offences were detected, with almost 4000 Victorians caught speeding.

Three people died over the long weekend, including two separate motorbike accidents where it’s believed the riders lost control of their bikes. A third man was killed while standing near his vehicle near Morwell.

Road Policing Assistant Commissioner Glenn Weir said they were concerned a number of people would drive impaired over the Easter period and sadly that became a reality.

“And to see people combining alcohol and speed is terrifying, putting not only their lives but the lives of others at serious risk,” he said.

“… The Easter long weekend has finished but we will continue to be on our roads, anytime, anywhere.”