More Than 250 Citations Issued, 45 CMV Drivers Sidelined During Three-Day Enforcement Blitz
Savannah / Brunswick, GA – A recent three-day enforcement blitz on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in Georgia resulted in more than 250 citations and nearly four dozen drivers being placed out-of-service (OOS).
From April 13 through 15, the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s (GaDPS) Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) conducted an enforcement crackdown on CMVs.
GaDPS described the unannounced blitz as a “port check” and “distracted driving detail” along the Interstate 95/Interstate 16 corridors and the areas near the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick.
The detail focused on inspecting CMVs transporting intermodal containers, hazardous materials, and drivers engaged in “unsafe operations,” GaDPS said.
During the detail, MCCD Officers conducted 679 non-hazmat inspections and 118 hazmat inspections.
A total of 255 citations were issued for Following Too Closely (50), Improper Lane Usage (57), and Cell Phone Usage/Distracted Driving (148).
MCCD Officers placed 45 drivers and 84 CMVs OOS, GaDPS informed.
“Due to the increase in crashes involving CMVs on the I-16 corridor, I would like to remind all CMV operators to remain focused while driving and not to become distracted while operating their vehicles,” said Major Jeremy Vickery, MCCD Commanding Officer.
GaDPS continues to ramp up enforcement along I-16 having conducted numerous multi-day CMV crackdowns in the last two months.
A similar detail earlier this month resulted in six driving under the influence (DUI) arrests and nearly a dozen drivers placed OOS.