Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Effort Launched


(BALTIMORE, MD) -- Maryland State Police commercial vehicle enforcement personnel have launched a multiple-day initiative in and around Baltimore focusing on ensuring the safe equipment and operation of buses, trucks, and other commercial vehicles operating in the area.

Today, tomorrow, and on unannounced days in the near future, Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division inspection teams will be working fixed and roving locations in Baltimore and on major roads leading to and through the city.
Teams of troopers and inspectors will be looking for commercial vehicles committing traffic violations and in violation of state and federal safety regulations. A special focus will be made on commercial vehicles transporting passengers. Inspections will be conducted of vehicle equipment, driver’s log books, hazardous materials documentation, and other areas that impact safe operation.
“Spring brings an increase in people traveling by commercial and personal vehicles,” Captain Bill Dofflemyer, Commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division said. “This initiative targets the enforcement and compliance of state and federal regulations in an effort to improve safety for all motorists
on roads in and around Baltimore by reducing crashes involving commercial vehicles.”

State Police have established three temporary inspection sites that are located at M&T Bank Stadium, Fairfield Road and Northbridge Avenue, and Holabird Avenue and Broening Highway. Roving crews will be working interstates leading into the city from the north and south.

MD. State Police

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