* December 18, 2008 - 9:19AM

Speeding, drunk and drug-affected drivers will be targeted in the largest police traffic operation in the Victoria's history.

- Police plan massive road blitz
- Last-ditch road toll reduction bid
- Air wing to monitor speeding

More than 3000 police will hit the state's roads this Christmas and New Year in a bid to reduce the road toll.

So far this year, there have been 293 road deaths in Victoria. On December 31 last year, the road toll stood at 312 for 2007.

Victoria Police said Operation Aegis would target speeding drivers over the coming weeks, as well as drunk and drugged drivers, those suffering fatigue, not wearing seatbelts, and those using their mobile phones.

Police said the operation would involve the police air wing. The unit will monitor speeding motorists.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for traffic, Ken Lay, will launch the statewide operation with Roads Minister Tim Pallas.
Police road blitz set for festive season

Begins at midnight tonight.