The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently participated in a three day enforcement effort intended to curb commercial vehicle crashes.
From November 21 — 23 the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Georgia DPS participated in the SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) campaign.
The enforcement effort targeted CMV traffic on I-20, I-75, I-85, and I-95 for aggressive driving, speeding, following too closely, failing to wear safety belts, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. Police say that the SafeDRIVE enforcement was also meant to ensure that CMV drivers obey safety regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver’s license compliance, medical certification, and commercial motor vehicle credentialing.
During the 3 day effort, MCCD Officers inspected 562 commercial motor vehicles, which resulted in traffic 577 violations, placing 43 drivers and 60 CMVs out of service.
“Georgia’s MCCD officers are proud to participate in the SafeDRIVE initiative with our law enforcement counterparts in the Southeast,” said Major Wayne Mobley, DPS MCCD Adjutant. “Promoting road safety and reducing dangerous driving behaviors on our essential commercial routes is our top priority.”
Other states that participated in this SafeDRIVE campaign include Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.