FMCSA Proposes State-To-State Traffic Citation Reporting System

FMCSA Proposes State To State Traffic Citation Reporting SystemOn August 2, the FMCSA proposed a change to the current state-to-state reporting of traffic citations.  The current system requires truck drivers to report traffic violations they received in another state to their home state.

The proposed change is a result of an FMCSA  request in 2011 for comments and suggestions on how best to streamline the state-to-state notification system.

Many states responded that the current systems allows for too much redundancy.  Many states already share traffic citation information with other states, so when the truck driver also reports the citation, there are often duplicate reports of citations.

Currently, fifty states use the Commercial Driver’s License Information System to report citations.  The remaining state mails out citation reports.

“The agency is proposing that states report traffic convictions to a driver’s home state no later than 30 days after the conviction,” Land Line Magazine reported.

“The agency will accept comments on this proposal for 60 days after the notice is published Aug. 2. When submitting comments, reference Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0172.

Comments can be made four ways:

Online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
By Fax: 202-493-2251.
By mail to:
Docket Management Facility
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140
Washington, DC, 20590-0001, or
By hand delivery or courier:
West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140
1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.