13 state truck crackdown taking place now through March 5

Heads up!

More than a dozen states are currently participating in a commercial vehicle enforcement effort, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

On March 3, the Texas DPS announced two enforcement operations going on through March 5.

Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. is taking place on interstates in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia and targets dangerous driving behaviors by both commercial vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. DPS says the the enforcement effort is meant to cut down on crashes involving commercial vehicles.

A secondary operation called Texas Thunder is taking place in Texas only and is “a coordinated effort between DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement inspectors and Highway Patrol Troopers to check commercial vehicles for equipment violations and other hazardous violations.”

Though it is not participating in Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E., Kentucky is also in the midst of the two week Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) blitz that kicked off on March 1. This enforcement effort targets aggressive driving behavior like speeding, tailgating, and unsafe lane changes by both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers.

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Commercial Vehicle Safety Operation Begins Today!DPS Troopers and commercial motor vehicle inspectors will participate…

Posted by Texas Department of Public Safety – Southeast Texas Region on Tuesday, March 3, 2020