Georgia inspects nearly 800 trucks in three day blitz, hundreds of citations issued

Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued hundreds of citations and out of service orders during a three day enforcement operation.

The blitz took place April 13 — 15 along the I-95/I-16 corridors and the areas near the Port of Savannah and Brunswick.

The focus of the enforcement activity was to catch distracted drivers. Officers were also focused on inspecting commercial motor vehicles (CMV) transporting intermodal containers, CMVs transporting hazardous materials, and the unsafe operations of a CMV.

During the three day effort, officers with Georgia DPS conducted 679 non-hazmat inspections, 118 hazmat inspections.

A total of 84 CMVs and 45 drivers were placed out of service during the blitz.

Additionally, officers issued 50 citations for Following Too Closely, 57 citations for Improper Lane Usage, and 148 citations for Cell Phone Usage/ Distracted Driving.

“Due to the increase in crashes involving commercial motor vehicles on the I-16 corridor, I would like to remind all CMV operators to remain focused while driving and not to become distracted while operating their vehicles,” said Major Jeremy Vickery, MCCD Commanding Officer.

Georgia DPS has conducted multiple CMV-focused enforcement operations on I-16 so far this year.