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Oregon Cracks Down On Fatigued Drivers


Oregon DOT Conducts Blitz To Catch Fatigued Drivers Two Hundred and Fifty Six drives were placed out-of-service in Oregon last week, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Trucker reported that the drivers were screened at three locations along Interstate 5: Ashland, Woodburn and just south of Roseburg.

The Oregon DOT stated that they conduct these checks every few months.

We were coordinating information and better able to identify suspected fatigued drivers, ODOT spokesman David House  said. We’re keeping them honest, keeping them safe.

“ODOT spokesman David House said that large-scale inspections occur every few months and typically result in 20 percent to 25 percent of drivers being taken out of service. He said the most recent inspection yielded more violations because the agency coordinated its efforts with Washington state,” The Trucker reported.

To read more about the blitz, follow this link to The Trucker. 


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