This week, law enforcement in Georgia conducted a major commercial motor vehicle crackdown in response to an uptick in crashes.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) shared details about the enforcement effort in a Thursday social media post.

Georgia DPS says that the “Stop the Threat Detail” was held on I-16 from Laurens to Chatham County “due to the increased number of commercial vehicle crashes on I-16.”

During the enforcement effort, officers with the Georgia DPS Motor Carrier Compliance Division performed 303 CMV inspections and issued dozens of citations.

You can see a breakdown of the citations issued below:

  • 98 Cell Phone Usage
  • 45 Following Too Closely
  • 23 Speeding
  • 2 Possession of Drugs
  • 1 DUI

On March 14, a family of three passed away as a result of a crash on I-16 in Bulloch County, Georgia, that was reportedly caused when a westbound tanker truck rear-ended a car, sparking a chain reaction crash.

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