Road users praised over peak period

DRIVERS who came through the Latrobe Valley over the peak traffic Easter period have been praised for their conscientiousness, which resulted in no injury collisions or fatalities on the roads over the weekend.

Latrobe Highway Patrol officer in charge Sergeant Clint Wilson congratulated road users for “doing the right thing”.

“With the wet weather, we thought it would have been a bad Easter (on the roads), but while there was the off person doing the wrong thing, we noticed drivers were well-behaved,” Sgt Wilson said.

He said as part of Operation Crossroads, which ran from midnight last Wednesday to midnight on Monday, Victoria Police had boosted its presence on the roads.

“Over the past few years in Latrobe, we have been fortunate not to have a substantial increase of injuries, so we generally have a good result over Easter,” Sgt Wilson said.

“If everybody drove as carefully and with such courtesy all year round, we could probably halve the road toll; drivers have shown they can do it.”