DRIVERS can expect to see plenty of police on Central Queensland's roads as the Easter holidays begin.

With 22 crashes on the region's roads over Easter last year, police are hopeful this year will be different.

The Easter Road Safety Campaign gets underway today and the main goal is to ensure everyone gets home safely.

Police will be armed with new technology, including mobile radars attached to their motorcycles.

Superintendent Ron Van Sanne said there would be a lot of mobile radars and RBTs being conducted right across Central Queensland.

"So far in 2015 we've had 15 deaths on the region's roads; most of those crashes could have been prevented," he said.

"It's heartbreaking to go to a home and tell someone they've lost a loved one.

"No one should have to go through that and that's why we don't apologise when it comes to enforcing the law on our roads."

The campaign runs until the end of the month.

 

 

OFF THE ROAD

Last year's Easter road safety tallies covering from the Sunshine Coast to Mackay.

Fatalities: 0

People hurt in crashes: 41

Drink drivers: 110

Speeding infringements (non-camera): 1712

Speed camera detections: 1715

Seat belt offences: 87

Mobile phone offences: 57

Other offences: 1033



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