Last week, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a three day enforcement operation targeting unsafe commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations near the Port of Savannah.
Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers with the Georgia DPS conducted a major CMV enforcement effort November 15 — 17 along the I-95/I-16 corridors and the areas near the Port of Savannah.
Authorities say that the “port check and distracted driving detail” was “focused on the unsafe operations of CMVs and inspecting commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) transporting intermodal containers and hazardous materials.”
During the 72 hour effort, officers conducted 461 inspections, with 82 being hazmat inspections.
Officers placed 34 trucks and 36 drivers out of service during the detail.
MCCD also issued more than 100 citations, including:
- 41 Speeding violations
- Eight Following Too Closely violations
- 48 Improper Lane Usage violations
- 20 Cell Phone Usage/Distracted Driving violations
“As Georgia continues to grow, so does the number of vehicles on the roadway,” said Major Wayne Mobley, MCCD Commanding Officer. “I encourage all drivers, CMV as well as passenger vehicles, to stay focused and not drive distracted in order to keep Georgia’s roadways safe!”