Police were disappointed drivers continue to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs following this weekend's road blitz.
Wollongong and Lake Illawarra laid more than 40 charges for various dangerous driving offences during Operation Chrome.
The two-day road safety enforcement campaign was conducted in western, southern and northern regions on Friday and Saturday.
The operation utilised police working alongside officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command to provide a coordinated effort to reducing rural road trauma.
Police targeted poor driving behaviours on rural roads - including speeding, drink and drug-driving, not wearing seatbelts, using a mobile phone behind the wheel and fatigue.
Wollongong and Lake Illawarra police officers issued 36 traffic infringements for offences such as minor speeding, burnouts, not wearing seatbelts or using a phone.
They conducted more than 2700 static and mobile random breath tests where 10 people were charged with drink driving.
Five illegal drug tests were done with two people being charged.
Two people were caught for driving while disqualified and one person was caught travelling more than 45 kilometres per hour over the limit.
Police will be out in force again heading into the festive season.