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667 citations issued during two-state CMV blitz

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State troopers in Virginia and North Carolina teamed up for a three day commercial vehicle enforcement effort that netted hundreds of citations and dozens of out of service orders.

The “Interstate Fall Enforcement Blitz” took place November 9 — 11, 2021, along the entire length of I-81 in Virginia and on I-77 in both Virginia and North Carolina with a goal of enhancing roadway safety.

During the 72 hour effort, troopers conducted a total of a total of 702 commercial vehicles.

Troopers from both states issued 667 citations for various CMV violations.

Additionally, 51 vehicles were placed out of service and 64 drivers were placed out of service.

“This enforcement initiative’s results indicate the extraordinary efforts our Motor Carrier Safety Unit troopers put forth every day as they work to improve passenger and commercial vehicle safety across Virginia,” said Capt. Sean L. Stewart, Virginia State Police Safety Division commander. “Partnering with our North Carolina counterparts helps to reinforce that safety outreach and enforcement no matter which side of the state line you may be traveling.”

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