Police blitz roads

By TAMARA KEMP ? ROCKHAMPTON police are hoping for a fatality-free long-weekend as their annual Anzac Day campaign starts today.

Regional Traffic Branch officer-in-charge Michael McKey said police would be targeting motorists across the Rockhampton district during the campaign until Anzac Day, April 25.

He said out of 2671 random breath tests conducted during the campaign last year, 13 were uncovered as drink drivers.

A total of 149 speeding infringements were issued, two seat belt infringements and 81 other offences.

Officer McKey said while there were no fatalities last year, he hoped to reduce the road infringements and offences this year.

"We would like to see motorists to slow down and drive to the prevailing conditions,'' he said.

"With the long weekend, there will be an increase of traffic flow.''

He said motorists travelling long distances should take regular rest breaks to prevent fatigue.



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