Data reveals Benalla has the highest number of lead-footed drivers in Victoria.MONIQUE FREER June 11, 2014 3:37am
Lead-footed drivers are frequenting Benalla more than anywhere in the state, Victoria Police data has revealed.
An analysis of police-issued speeding infringements, excluding speed camera fines, found that Benalla had the largest number of high-speed infringements in Victoria.
Further, Benalla was ranked fourth in the state for the number of speeding infringements issued by police in 2012-13, with more than 7500 of the 180
Benalla Police Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Terry Smith said high speeds were predominantly seen on Hume Fwy.
‘‘It’s just the nature of the road, it’s wide-open, mostly straight — some people see it as an invitation to drive at high speeds and don’t think they’ll get caught,’’ he said.
‘‘The majority of our serious injury and fatal collisions would occur on the freeway so we do police it quite heavily.
‘‘You can have all the education but at the end of the day it’s the driver’s responsibility to obey the law for their own safety and the passenger’s safety and other road users as well.’’
Drivers caught travelling at more than 45
Of the more than 7500 speeding infringements issued in Benalla in 2012-13, 1562 of those were for speeds up to 9
Ldg Sen Const Smith said enforcement of lower level speed limits had increased as a result of scientific research.
‘‘We’re definitely enforcing lower level speeds more than we traditionally have .
‘‘We do find that a lot of people that do just a little bit over the speed limit but don’t necessarily do high speeds, they often don’t think that they’re really doing anything wrong and that it’s just a little bit over.
‘‘We know that by sending them away with a warning, it’s not having the desired result of slowing them down.’’
For full story, see this week’s Ensign.
Advertising Standards Bureau slaps McDonald's for offering free fries vouchers to children at SPC Ardmona KidsTown.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
Following a concerted effort by Merrigum Community Group to upgrade signage in the town, it was announced at last Monday’s community meeting that design of a new information sign, to be located near the bus shelter in Waverley Ave, has been completed.
LBU coach Ady Dohnt headlines the Cats' inclusions for tomorrow's clash with Huntly.
Rochester resident John Constable has received the latest vision scanner available, thanks to Rochester Lions.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
It's not everyday you get 'most sincere thanks' from the Queen - as a Seymour girl found out.
St Joseph's Jerilderie teacher Steve Jones has released an album with his band, Steve Jones and The Velvet Glove.
The district has shivered during the past couple of weeks with night temperatures falling below zero. For those prepared to brave the winter chill, Lake Eppalock offers stunning scenery and yellow wattle brightens district forests.
Black Dog ride participants meet up in Cobram before they burn rubber to beat the blues.
Deniliquin woman Georgia Henderson calls on Member for Farrer Sussan Ley to come out in support of same-sex marriage.
Wheat crops sown at the end of April to mid-May were two to three weeks early, increasing the risk of frost damage, the Finley Discussion Group’s meetings earlier this month heard.
John 'Jack' Roe remembered as a gentleman; battle-scared but a genuine, dignified man of integrity.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.