While stay at home orders remain in metropolitan Melbourne, Bendigo police will continue to be out in force using specialist number plate technology to ensure the region remains safe.
Bendigo Highway Patrol's Leading Senior Constable Peter Dyer said the technology allowed officers to detect vehicles attempting to leave Melbourne without a valid reason.
"Our cars have the automated number plate recognition technology and we are able to set filters on, we can set those for Melbourne plates," he said.
"So when drivers from Melbourne drive past us, we get notified and that gives us something to work on and from there we can pull them over and ask them why they are here.
"I suppose without having hundreds and hundreds of police and not doing a hard lockdown, this is probably the next best thing."
Leading Senior Constable Dyer said the technology had the ability to check hundreds of cars an hour.
"This will check a car every second or two, so it has the capability of sitting on the Calder Highway and checking most cars coming up the highway into Bendigo," he said.
"If that vehicle is from a Melbourne LGA then we can intercept it and ask further questions as to why they are up here."
Regional Victoria came out of lockdown at midnight Monday. Greater Melbourne remains under stay at home orders until at least Thursday.
Premier Daniel Andrews said police would help enforce travel restrictions between Melbourne and regional Victoria to deter people from breaking the capital city's lockdown.
Regional Victorian businesses are required to check customer addresses to ensure they are not serving Melburnians who should be in lockdown.
Anyone caught flouting the stay at home order could be fined up to $5452.
Leading Senior Constable Dyer said the licence plate technology would give central Victorians confidence the region would remain safe.
"We hope everyone will do the right thing but I am a realist and I am sure there will be people that will try and flout the rules - but if we do catch them, then there will be consequences," he said.
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