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Police to ramp up weekend presence for Southern 80 travellers

Police have warned they will be targetting motorists on Heathcote roads on the weekend due to high numbers of people travelling to the Southern 80 in Echuca.

MONIQUE PRESTON February 8, 2013 4:34am

Heathcote police will be out in force this weekend as motorists head to the Southern 80 ski race in Echuca.

Heathcote police Sergeant John Olver said police would ramp up their presence on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in response to the expected increased traffic.

‘‘I would urge motorists to be very careful,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ll be out there keeping an eye on things.’’

Police will be targeting speeding and drink driving motorists, as well as looking for other traffic infringements.

‘‘We’ll be making our presence felt,’’ Sgt Olver said.

He also urged drivers to be careful around the district’s schools now that school was back for the year, urging drivers to obey the special speed zones during school times.

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