Law enforcement officers in Georgia issued dozens of citations to truck drivers following an enforcement operation targeting distracted driving.

The three-day operation took place last week on I-16 in Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety says that the purpose of the operation was to “help reduce the number of crashes” and “stop CMV drivers that were driving distracted.”

During the enforcement effort, troopers inspected a total of 253 commercial vehicles and issued a total of 144 citations.

Violations that were cited include:

  • 87 Cell Phone Usage
  • 35 Following Too Closely
  • 20 Speeding
  • 1 Possession of Drugs
  • 1 DUI

In late March, law enforcement agencies in Georgia inspected 303 trucks during the “Stop the Threat Detail,” which was held on I-16 from Laurens to Chatham County “due to the increased number of commercial vehicle crashes on I-16.”

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