Fast and Furious

ALMOST 200 Traffic and Highway Patrol officers are targeting speeding and dangerous driving on the Hume Highway, in one of the largest cross-border, high visibility, road safety operations by NSW Police and Victoria Police.

During the four-day Operation Furious, which began on Monday, police will have dangerous drivers on the Hume Highway from Haberfield to Albury, in their sights.
The high-visibility operation will also include ensuring heavy vehicle drivers are compliant with vehicle regulations.
Results for the first 24 hours of Operation Furious, include 104 drivers detected speeding, 349 random breath tests conducted, 79 random drug tests conducted, a positive breath test, five positive drug tests and 61 other traffic infringement notices issued.
Traffic and Highway Patrol South West Commander, Superintendent Rob Toynton, said the Hume Highway was a busy stretch of road and the site of too many serious crashes.
Since June 2023, there have been more than 350 major collisions on the Hume Highway, resulting in seven people losing their lives.
“We make no apologies for targeting drivers driving dangerously and putting themselves – and more importantly – other road users at risk,” Supt Toynton said.
“This joint operation involving NSW Police and Victoria Police, means drivers who do the wrong thing have nowhere to hide.
“You can expect to see police officers on the Hume Highway from Sydney to Melbourne, with our main focus on driving down the road toll and reducing the number of serious crashes, which we know have lifelong consequences for those involved.”