The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that additional police will patrol I-95 as part of a multi-state traffic enforcement effort aimed at reducing commercial vehicle crashes.
According to FMCSA, from March 1 — 3, police in multiple states will increase patrols along the southeast I-95 corridor as part of Operation SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement).
During the SafeDRIVE enforcement period, law enforcement will be on the lookout for violations committed by both both passenger and commercial motor vehicles, and include monitoring for aggressive driving, speeding, tailgating, failing to wear safety belts, distracted driving and impaired driving.
“Efforts will also help ensure CMV drivers are following industry regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver license compliance, medical certification and commercial motor vehicle credentialing,” according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
“The State Highway Patrol is proud to be a part of this initiative again in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and our law enforcement counterparts throughout the Southeast,” said Colonel Freddy L. Johnson Jr., commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. “We are committed to reducing dangerous driving behaviors on our essential commercial routes. Our aim is to educate and build awareness for all motorists including both passenger vehicle and CMV drivers on how to share the road safely.”