On Thursday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) released the results from a high-visibility traffic enforcement effort that took place last week.
The traffic enforcement campaign in Georgia took place June 21 — 23 as part of the larger multi-state SafeDRIVE blitz performed in partnership with law enforcement agencies in South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina.
During SafeDRIVE, officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) monitored truck traffic for aggressive driving, speeding, following too closely, failing to wear safety belts, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.
In the state of Georgia, MCCD Officers inspected 2,298 commercial motor vehicles during the 72 hour enforcement period. Officers discovered a total of 1279 traffic violations.
During SafeDRIVE, 161 drivers and 211 CMVs were taken out of service for various violations.
“These efforts help ensure CMV drivers follow federal and state regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver’s license compliance, medical certification, and commercial motor vehicle credentialing,” said Georgia DPS.