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Operation Arid Results

Operation Arid Results

Police are left shaking their heads after the results of Operation Arid

The Victoria Police have expressed their disappointment in 'Operation Arid' over the long weekend, after releasing the latest figures on Tuesday.

Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said each year mobile phones appear to be more problematic, with a 20 percent increase in people caught using their phone behind the wheel compared to last year.

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"It is disappointing to see motorists continue to commit offences which are known common causes for road trauma,” he said.

Two lives were lost on the roads over the weekend.

"Any life lost is one too mnay and two people did not make it home to their family.

"Even though the operation is over, we urge drivers to stay safe and drive to the conditions of the roads.

"With a tragic start to the year, we cannot afford to lose any more lives."

As part of Operation Arid, Victoria Police detected the following:

- 238 drink drivers

- 275 drug drivers

- 179 disqualified/suspended drivers

- 230 unlicensed drivers

- 3209 speeding offences

- 468 disobey signs/signals

- 281 seatbelt offences

- 528 mobile phone offences

- 815 unregistered vehicle

- 117 impoundment

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