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Virginia troopers net 376 violations during three day CMV blitz


Virginia State Police (VSP) issued hundreds of citations during a three day commercial vehicle enforcement campaign in September.

The VSP blitz took place September 14 — 16, on Route 1, Route 15, Route 17, and Route 234, as well as Interstates 66, 95 and 495 in the counties of Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William.

During the 72 hour effort, troopers conducted 208 commercial motor vehicle safety inspections, including 28 hazardous materials vehicle inspections.

Troopers say that citations were issued for 376 violations.

Thirty two commercial vehicles were placed out of service for various safety violations.

Twenty one drivers were ordered out of service for various driver violations.

“The results of this enforcement initiative are indicative of the extraordinary efforts the Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Unit troopers put forth every day across the Commonwealth to make our highways safer,” said Capt. Sean L. Stewart, VSP Safety Division Commander. “This initiative specifically concentrated on those areas where we receive the most citizen concerns about safe commercial vehicle traffic. Ensuring all vehicles sharing Virginia’s highways are safe and legally compliant with state and federal laws is imperative to the prevention of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths.”


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