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Police road campaign rolls on

A DRUG driver and a drunk, and unaccompanied learner driver are just some examples of what police have found on Rockhampton roads so far this Easter school holidays.

Central region traffic co-ordinator Acting Inspector Steve Hall said since the Easter Road Campaign began at midnight on March 29, police had nabbed 16 drink drivers in the Rockhampton region.

He said 86 speeding tickets had been written, and that figure didn't include speed camera tickets.

Insp Hall said 108 life endangering tickets had been issued for people not wearing seatbelts and other offences, not including using mobile phones while driving.

"We've had a drug driver already in Rockhampton," he said.

"We've had a driver unaccompanied on a learner's permit."

Insp Hall said it was alleged the learner driver, a 27-year-old female, had a blood alcohol reading of .167.

"We get a drink driver every 100 tests in Rockhampton," he said.

The campaign has four phases, with the first phase ending today, the second phase ending midnight Monday night, the third phase - the last week of school holidays - ending April 15; and the final phase - the back to school phase - ending April 20.

"It's a multi-faceted strategy including the use of speed camera deployments, random breath tests, random drug testing, static and mobile radars, and crime enforcement activities using marked and unmarked police vehicles," Insp Hall said.

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