Brimbank Highway Patrol’s Operation Endo is being lauded as a success.
Police launched the operation late last year, teaming up with the air wing in a bid to crack down on motorcycle offending.
Police ran another installment of the operation in the final weekend of April, during which nine cars and four motorcycles were impounded for various offences, including unlicensed driving and driving while suspended.
Two motorcyclists attempted to evade police, but were apprehended with the help of a helicopter.
The male rider of a stolen motorcycle was charged with numerous offences including evade police, theft and speeding.
Both riders were charged and remanded in custody.
Brimbank Highway Patrol Sergeant Bill Joannidis said the police message was starting to get through.
“We are seeing less motorcycle riders trying to evade police in the Brimbank area than there were a few months ago when this operation commenced,” he said.
“This is due to the large number of arrests made and number of bikes impounded.
“We feel that the message is getting out to all riders – that riding a motorbike doesn’t mean they can’t be caught.
“They will be caught and will be charged.”