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Operation Scoreboard

Operation Scoreboard

Operation Scoreboard ready for AFL Grand Final weekend

Police are ramping up enforcement on Victoria’s roads across the AFL Grand Final long weekend following a spate of tragic deaths over the period last year.

Operation Scoreboard will run statewide from 12:01am Thursday 23 September to 11:59pm Sunday 26 September, with a focus on speeding and impaired driving.

Five lives were lost over the Grand Final long weekend last year while there were more than 120 collisions which resulted in injury.

Police are determined to avoid a repeat of the same tragic loss of life.

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More than 110 drivers were detected for alcohol and drug offences over the Grand Final weekend last year despite lockdown restrictions.

Those drinking are urged to think twice before getting behind the wheel, especially with a long day of celebrations given the evening game kick off.

Relaxed travel restrictions in regional Victoria mean more motorists are expected on rural roads

Motorists are urged to slow down, take extra care on unfamiliar roads and take regular breaks if travelling longer distances.

Operation Scoreboard will involve general duties and road policing units with support from the State Highway Patrol, Heavy Vehicle Unit, Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section and Public Order Response Team.

166 lives have been lost on Victoria’s roads so far this year, with 14 recorded this month.

For more information and tips for staying safe on the roads this long weekend, visit the Road Safety page on the Victoria Police website.

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