Three-Day CMV Enforcement Blitz Happening This Week in These 13 States
Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is once again teaming up with law enforcement officials across the country to crackdown on unsafe driving behaviors.
FMCSA’s multi-state enforcement initiative called SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) kicks off on Tuesday, August 3 and runs through Thursday, August 5.
SafeDRIVE’s enforcement efforts will focus on both passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver behaviors, and includes monitoring for aggressive driving, speeding, tailgating, failing to wear safety belts, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.
Law enforcement officials will also be checking to ensure CMV drivers are following industry regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver license compliance, medical certification, and CMV credentialing.
The FMCSA says the goal of SafeDRIVE is to “eliminate highway fatalities due to CMV collisions.”
What States Are Participating?
Drivers can expect an increased presence of law enforcement patrols along the southeast Interstate 95 corridor in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Other states participating in SafeDRIVE include: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Another 72-hour SafeDRIVE campaign is scheduled for October 5-7, 2021.
Did You Know?
SafeDRIVE launched in 2014, when 400 troopers, officers, and FMCSA inspectors were stationed along the 900 miles of I-95 in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida for three days of concentrated enforcement – resulting in zero traffic fatalities in the corridor during that time.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 13% of the nation’s fatal CMV crashes occur on I-95 south of Virginia, which is why officials say they focus their efforts on this corridor.