Over 4,000 tickets issued during October’s Safe Driver Week

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Law enforcement officers conducted 19,480 roadside inspections on commercial drivers and vehicles during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week in October.

Police wrote numerous tickets during October Safe Driver blitz

CVSA announced Tuesday Jan. 5. the total number of inspections dropped from the 24,184 conducted in 2014’s Safe Driver inspection blitz. The top five warnings and citations issued to commercial truck drivers were:

  • size and weight
  • speeding
  • failure to use a seatbelt
  • failure to obey a traffic control device
  • using a handheld phone.
In total, 13,807 commercial vehicles were inspected during the week.
In all, 4,062 citations and 3,923 warnings were given to commercial vehicle drivers. Law enforcement officers handed out:
  • 1,243 size and weight citations and 497 warnings
  • 404 speeding citations and 877 warnings
  • 580 seatbelt citations and 112 warnings.
  • The percentage of stopped CMVs given speeding warnings and citations increased from 5.8 percent in 2014 to 9.3 percent in 2015.
  • The percentage of warnings and citations for failing to obey traffic control devices increased from 2.5 percent in 2014 to 3.85 percent in 2015.
  • The percentage of CMVs pulled over that were given seatbelt warnings and citations increased to 5 percent in 2015 from 2.8 percent in 2014.