Pre-Easter police warnings appeared to have had little affect on more than 150 drivers caught speeding on Melton and Moorabool roads during the long weekend.
Police nabbed 47 speeding drivers in Melton and 89 in Moorabool during Operation Nexus, which ran from March 29 to April 2.
Two drivers were nabbed drink-driving, eight while drug-affected, 33 driving unregistered vehicles, 17 had no licence, 13 weren’t wearing seatbelts and four were driving while disqualified or suspended from driving.
Motorists were warned before the Easter long weekend that police would be out in force and would be targeting drivers who were speeding, distracted or drug- or alcohol-impaired.
Road policing assistant commissioner Doug Fryer said it was disappointing that motorists were choosing to do the wrong thing when behind the wheel, risking their own lives and those of others.
“With a strong police presence out on the roads over the long weekend, our police officers detected over 9570 traffic offences,” he said.
Police said that across Victoria, 327 drink-drivers had been detected and 230 drug-driving offences discovered.