HELICOPTERS detecting speeding drivers will become the latest weapon for Victoria Police in the battle to reduce the road toll.
The Police Airwing and state and local highway patrols will join forces over the next few months targeting speeding drivers from the sky and the ground.
Superintendent Neville Taylor says helicopters have been used by police in the past very effectively and should make motorists think twice about how fast they are travelling, particularly over longer distances.
This is the latest initiative introduced as part of the "We are the toll" campaign, launched earlier this month following predictions that the final road toll for 2012 could be up to 40 deaths higher than last year.
Throughout April to June every Victorian police officer will focus on road enforcement.
Police will also be running several large-scale road operations throughout the state with a focus on motorcycle-licensing, registration, alcohol and driving behaviour offences.