Mildura Weekly : Friday September 16 Vol 10 No 45
NEWS 5 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU SPECTATORS attending tomor- row’s highly anticipated Sunraysia Football Netball League grand fi- nal are being urged to be on their best behaviour, with Mildura police to crack down on those doing the wrong thing at City Oval, and on our roads. Drink and drug driving, fatigue, speeding and crowd behaviour will be among the main police targets to- morrow, with Mildura police Inspec- tor John Nolan encouraging footy- goers to plan their day accordingly. “Our main priority is for people to be safe,” he said. “If you are plan- ning on having a drink at the footy, then plan not to drive. Organise a designated driver or get a taxi home. “Plan your journey, wear a seat- belt, turn off your mobile phone and always drive within the speed limit. “Few choices are more impor- tant than the ones you make when it comes to responsible drinking and keeping yourself and your friends and family safe.” According to recent Victoria Po- lice statistics, drink and drug driv- ing remain the biggest killers on the State’s roads, with both factors play- ing a part in the State’s 2016 road toll, which currently sits at 213, 33 more deaths to this point than last year. Five fatalities have been recorded in the Mildura and Swan Hill Police Service Areas in the past 12 months, with speed, drugs and alcohol play- ing a role in each of those incidents. “Impaired drivers put not only themselves, but other innocent road users in unacceptable danger,” Insp. Nolan said. “At a blood-alcohol level of 0.05 to 0.08 a driver’s ability to judge distances is reduced, reactions are slower and your concentration span is shorter.” Insp. Nolan said fatigue was also a factor when it came to making re- turn journeys. “More than half of people who die on our roads die as a result of a simple mistake, with a moment’s distraction, fatigue or creeping just a little bit over the speed limit claim- ing and changing lives on a daily ba- sis,” he said. “It’s difficult for police to enforce against the simple mistakes made daily on our roads, which is why we need everyone who uses the roads to play their part.” Crowd warned to be on best behaviour for grand final • SAFETY CALL: A big crowd is expected for tomorrow’s highly anticipated SFNL grand final between Mildura and Ouyen United, with Mildura police, led by Inspector John Nolan, INSET, to be out in force to ensure that crowds remain well-behaved, while also targeting drink and drug driving, fatigue and speeding. best behaviour • SAFETY CALL: A big crowd is expected for tomorrow’s highly anticipated SFNL grand final between Mildura and Ouyen led by Inspector John Nolan, driving, fatigue and speeding. *Offers based on drive away prices for new 1) BMW 220i Coupé with M Sport Pack, or 2) BMW X1 xDrive25i, or 3) BMW 125i with M Sport Pack ordered and delivered between 01.08 .16 - 30 .09 .16. $55,900 55,900 DRIVEAWAY *1 $55,900 55,900 DRIVE DRIVE AWAY AWAY *1 BMW 220i COUPÉ WITH M SPORT PACK FROM $65,900 65,900 DRIVEAWAY *2 $65,900 65,900 DRIVE DRIVE AWAY AWAY *2 BMW X1 xDRIVE25i FROM $49,900 49,900 DRIVEAWAY *3 $49,900 49,900 DRIVE DRIVE AWAY AWAY BMW 125i WITH M SPORT PACK FROM Mildura BMW Sales Finance Service Parts Mildura BMW Cnr Seventh St & Etiwanda Ave, Mildura. Ph (03) 5021 2999. www.mildurabmw.com.au LMCT 10074 START YOUR BMW JOURNEY TODAY. OWN THE DREAM. Mildura BMW Cnr Seventh St & Etiwanda Ave, Mildura. Ph (03) 5021 2999. www.mildurabmw.com.au LMCT 10074 Own the moment, own your journey, own ever y corner, ever y stretch of road. Stop dreaming. Start driving. Visit Mildura BMW today to see how you can own the dream.
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