Greensborough Highway Patrol stops four speeding motorists
Members of the Greensborough Highway Patrol were busy yesterday impounding three vehicles and catching four suspected speeding motorists.
Officers were patrolling as part of Operation Compass when they intercepted a Hyundai Kona type reportedly traveling 114 km / h in a 70 km / h zone on Yang Yea Road in Plenty around 6:30 p.m. on October 31.
The driver, an 18-year-old man from southern Morang who had only had his provisional license for a month, received a speeding violation notice and his license was immediately suspended for six months.
Barely 15 minutes later, on the same stretch of road, a Chrysler 300 was reportedly clocked at 119 km / h.
A 28-year-old man from Mernda had his vehicle confiscated for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
Earlier in the evening, a Kawasaki motorcycle reportedly traveled 114 km / h in a 60 km / h zone on Oherns Road in Epping before being pulled over by police around 4:30 p.m.
The biker, a 20-year-old man from Wollert, had his motorcycle confiscated for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
A Subaru WRX was also caught traveling 99 km / h in a 50 km / h zone on Taryn Drive in Epping.
The driver, a 22-year-old man from Moonee Ponds, had his vehicle confiscated for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
The impoundments are part of Operation Compass, a statewide traffic policing operation that coincides with the Melbourne Cup weekend and the easing of travel restrictions.
Police target speed, distraction, fatigue and impaired driving in high-risk areas of the Melbourne metropolis and the Victoria region.
Operation Compass runs until Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.