BALLARAT Highway Patrol officers caught 80 motorists breaking the law over the long weekend as part of a massive police blitz.
Police say they are reasonably happy with the behaviour of Ballarat drivers as part of Operation Aegis XII, a statewide blitz that saw police swamp Victoria's roads in a massive safety blitz.
The Highway Patrol unit compiled their statistics this morning from the operation that ended at midnight last night, with complete Ballarat statistics from uniformed police and the Operations Response Unit to be released later today.
Almost 900 preliminary breath tests were conducted over the long weekend by the Highway Patrol, with two drivers recorded drink driving.
Eight drivers lost their licence for excessive speeding, with 49 caught travelling over the limit overall.
Ballarat Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Dave Morton said there were far more police on the road than usual.
"We are reasonably satisfied with the results," he said.
"Normally there would be more drink drivers so that is a good result there."
Victoria Police intend to release full statistics late early this afternoon.