Motorcycles impounded as part of Operation Nexus

Fawkner Highway Patrol detected a motorcycle allegedly travelling at 123km/h in a 60km/h zone on Roxburgh Park Drive in Roxburgh Park about 5.20pm today.

The 30-year-old Meadow Heights man was a learner rider without an approved high visibility vest, no L plates and was not riding a LAMS approved motorcycle.

He will be charged on summons with numerous traffic offences and has had his motorbike impounded for 30 days.

Wasn’t the only motorcyclist caught travelling double the speed limit.

Greensborough Highway Patrol were patrolling Wallan Road in Whittlesea about 8.30am when they observed a speeding motorcycle.

The motorbike was detected allegedly travelling at 111km/h in a 60km/h zone.

A 63-year-old Bundoora man was pulled over a short time later.

He is expected to be charged on summons with numerous traffic offences and has had his motorbike impounded for 30 days.

The impounds form part of Operation Nexus, a five-day focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during the Easter long weekend.

The state-wide operation aims to reduce road trauma, including the number of lives lost and injuries on our roads.

During this time motorists can expect to be breath tested and drug tested, have their vehicles scanned and be checked for speeding.

The operation involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.

The operation started at 12.01am on Thursday 1 April and concludes at 11.59pm on Monday 5 April.

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