A senior police officer says he is pleased with how drivers behaved on Wimmera's roads across Australia Day.
The public holiday saw a two-day road safety blitz, called Operation Amity, increase police presence along the region's arterial routes in response to an increase in travellers.
Horsham Road Policing senior sergeant Brendan Broadbent said there were no major collisions in the region in Horsham across the two days of the operation.
"Given the conditions we have had, with heat and then the thunderstorms, people drove to the conditions very well and we were happy with that," he said.
"Traffic flow on Australia Day wasn't as heavy as we thought it may have been.
"Given it wasn't your typical long weekend, perhaps people didn't take the opportunity to get away as much."
Snr Sgt Broadbent said public holidays were a focal point for road policing due to an increased amount of travellers on the road.
"With that extra day, people take opportunities to go see family and friends in places like South Australia," he said.
"The traffic flow increases, and with greater traffic flow there comes a higher risk with more vehicles."
Snr Sgt Broadbent said in the Wimmera, driver distraction and fatigue were the most common factors in serious collisions.
"Because we are in a fatigue zone where people may be tired, their attention on the road wavers to whatever else is occurring in the vehicle at the time," he said.
"We really are re-enforcing the message, to say alive focus 100 per cent on the drive.
"If you are getting tired, pull over, have a break - run around the car three times and do a push-up - whatever you need to reenergise and refocus."
Across the state, a total of 2838 offences were detected during Operation Amity.
Automatic number plate recognition technology helped police detect 424 unregistered drivers across the two-day blitz.
Illegal mobile phone use saw 144 motorists issued with infringements and a further 68 offences were issued to motorists caught not wearing a seatbelt.
The operation ran from 12:01am on Tuesday 25 January to 23:59pm on Wednesday 26 January.
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