Greensborough Highway Patrol members were kept busy yesterday, impounding three vehicles and nabbing four alleged speeding motorists.
Officers were patrolling as part of Operation Compass when they intercepted a Hyundai Kona type allegedly travelling at 114km/h in a 70km/h zone on Yang Yea Road in Plenty about 6.30pm on 31 October.
The driver, an 18-year-old South Morang man who had only had his provisional licence for one month, was issued an infringement notice for speeding and had his licence immediately suspended for six months.
Just 15 minutes later on the same stretch of road a Chrysler 300 was allegedly clocked at 119km/h.
A 28-year-old Mernda man had his vehicle impounded for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
Earlier in the evening a Kawasaki motorbike was allegedly travelling 114km/h in a 60km/h zone on Oherns Road in Epping before it was stopped by police about 4.30pm
The rider, a 20-year-old Wollert man had his motorcycle impounded for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
A Subaru WRX was also caught allegedly travelling at 99km/h in a 50km/h zone on Taryn Drive in Epping.
The driver, a 22-year-old Moonee Ponds man had his vehicle impounded for 30 days and will be charged on summons for speeding.
These impounds form part of Operation Compass, a state-wide road policing operation that coincides with Melbourne Cup weekend and the easing of travel restrictions.
Police are targeting speed, distraction, fatigue and impaired driving in high-risk areas throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Operation Compass runs until 11.59pm Sunday 7, November 2021.