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    2018 - 07.03

    SUNRAYSIA residents can expect a steep increase in mobile speed cameras and radar guns on roads across the region in coming months, as Victoria Police continues to target road safety in rural and regional areas.
    Nanjing Night Net

    Road Policing Command Superintendent Michael Grainger said police were on track to deliver additional resources to regional centres including Mildura by June.

    In coming years, Melbourne-based roadside breath-testing units, or “booze buses”, will be deployed more frequently in Mildura.

    It’s all part of the Safer Country Roads Plan, released in October last year, to reduce road trauma and fatalities by ensuring regional and rural police have access to centralised resources.

    Of the 249 road fatalities last year, 137 occurred on regional and rural roads, Supt Grainger said.

    “Rural road policing is particularly challenging because of the environment, the speeds involved – mostly on 100km/h and 110km/h roads – and the mistakes that we see drivers making consistently on these high speed roads.

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