Not so grand for motorists

By Jessica Micallef

Macedon Ranges and Hume police were out in full force as part of Operation Scoreboard during the AFL grand final long weekend.

Hume police detected 111 traffic offences during the four-day road safety campaign, while Macedon Ranges police detected 63.

Speeding drivers and motorists disobeying signs and signals were the highest offences recorded in Hume, with 29 drivers detected. Sixteen motorists were caught driving an unregistered vehicle and six drivers were caught drink driving.

In Macedon, 41 motorists were pulled over for speeding, while nine drivers were caught behind the wheel of an unregistered vehicle.

Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said overall it was disappointing to see many motorists making bad decisions behind the wheel.

“Everyone wants to have a good time on the footy grand final weekend, but unfortunately due to poor choices some people were either hit with a fine, lost demerits or had their car impounded,” he said.

“Saying this, the majority of people did the right thing and were able to enjoy the weekend for all it had to offer.”

Operation Scoreboard ran statewide from 12.01am Thursday, September 26 to 11.59pm Sunday, September 29.