Mike Stevens | Jun 12, 2012

Victoria's Operation Aegis, run over the Queen's Birthday long weekend by Victoria Police, has seen 8700 offenders nabbed on the the state's roads.

Among the worst offenders were a wheelstanding motorcyclist screaming through a roundabout on Monday, and a motorist travelling at 199km/h in a 100km/h zone with a nine-year-old passenger.

Four people were killed on Victorian roads over the Queen's Birthday weekend, while a further 3581 motorists were caught speeding and 237 drink-driving, from 122,157 preliminary breath tests.

As part of Operation Aegis XII, police also ran Operation Rebus on Friday, the largest use of Automatic Number Plate recognition technology ever seen in Victoria.

Six hundred and eighty six unregistered vehicles were detected, along with 164 disqualified drivers and 352 unlicensed drivers.

Other offences detected over the weekend included:

  • 449 mobile phone offences
  • 345 disobey signs/signals
  • 295 seatbelt offences
  • 39 positive drug tests from 711 roadside drug tests

Operation Aegis XII ran from 12.01am, Friday 8 June to 11.59pm, Monday 11 June, 2012 targeting all road users from heavy vehicles to cars to cyclists as part of Victoria's ‘We are the toll’ campaign.

Victoria's road toll currently stands at 131, down from 142 for the same period last year.

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