Police Community Safety Survey driving Operation Ring-Ring

Northern Grampians Police members undertook Operation Ring-Ring in August with the traffic operation focusing on mobile phone use by drivers as well as illegal U-turns in the Ararat CBD. On August 25, the seven-day operation began, with several penalty infringement notices issued. READ MORE: Acting Senior Sergeant Eddie Malpas confirmed seven penalty infringement notices were issued in relation to a number of offences, including three drivers who were observed using their mobile phones whilst driving. He also confirmed one driver was intercepted during the day who returned a positive breath test, resulting in their vehicle being impounded for 30 days and their licence being immediately suspended. OTHER NEWS: “This is great work by our members who have listened to the feedback from the Northern Grampians Police Community Safety Survey, where members of the community raised concern about driver behaviour in the Ararat CBD,” he said. If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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CAUGHT: Northern Grampians Police issued several infringement notices with Operation Ring-Ring. Picture: FILE

Northern Grampians Police members undertook Operation Ring-Ring in August with the traffic operation focusing on mobile phone use by drivers as well as illegal U-turns in the Ararat CBD.

On August 25, the seven-day operation began, with several penalty infringement notices issued.

Acting Senior Sergeant Eddie Malpas confirmed seven penalty infringement notices were issued in relation to a number of offences, including three drivers who were observed using their mobile phones whilst driving.

He also confirmed one driver was intercepted during the day who returned a positive breath test, resulting in their vehicle being impounded for 30 days and their licence being immediately suspended.

“This is great work by our members who have listened to the feedback from the Northern Grampians Police Community Safety Survey, where members of the community raised concern about driver behaviour in the Ararat CBD,” he said.

If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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