Drive to the conditions - wet roads are dangerous
My name is Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb. Senior Sergeant Matt Mulcahy has handed the reins over to me to update this blog for a short while.
I've been a member of Victoria Police for 26 years and am currently the Operations Support Senior Sergeant at Frankston PSA. I've previously worked as a Senior Sergeant at Hastings, Rosebud and Mornington Police Stations and as the Detective Senior Sergeant for Mornington Peninsula PSA.
During my early career as Constable and Senior Constable, I worked at the Traralgon, St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Richmond, Melbourne Custody Centre & Frankston Police Stations.
I also have specialist experience at the Police Dog Squad as a Dog Handler, the Police Mounted Branch as a Mounted Trooper, and the Crime Department as a Detective working on Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs.
But, enough about me.
You often hear police talking about young drivers speeding, 'hooning' and driving recklessly. Unfortunately, that type of driving all too often ends in tragedy. However, there is an equally important factor for young drivers and that's inexperience!
The young driver of this vehicle was very lucky to escape serious injury.
Young drivers don't have the experience of older drivers, and that is a simple fact of life. They don't have the years behind them of driving to all different types of road conditions.
Last Friday, as you can see from the photos, a young driver in Frankston on red P-plates learnt a valuable lesson about wet roads. They can be and are very dangerous!
Fortunately, no one was injured, and our investigation by the Frankston STOP Team established the young driver was not 'hooning' or driving in a reckless manner. He simply misjudged the road conditions, which were wet and slippery. He rounded a bend, lost control, hit a tree and flipped his car. Very lucky indeed!
The message here is a simple but important one to all drivers especially the young:
"DRIVE TO THE CONDITIONS - WET ROADS ARE DANGEROUS"