Earlier this month,
Dec. 5-9, the Indiana State Police troopers and motor carrier inspectors
participated in a coordinated enforcement blitz on truck traffic with the
Michigan State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the ISP reported on
five-day period, a total of 1,612 Level 3 inspections--focusing on driver
and paperwork violations--was conducted, with 1,499 citations and warnings
issued, the ISP said.
note, 12 CMV drivers were cited or incarcerated for drug and or alcohol
violations,” the ISP added.
specifically concentrated its efforts on I-94 and I-69 in Northern Indiana,
in conjunction with the MSP.
December traditionally see a significant increase in commercial vehicle
traffic due to increased shipping related to the Christmas Holiday Season,”
said Assistant Commander Capt. Jon Smithers of the ISP Commercial Vehicle
Inspection Division. “The regulations are enforced to ensure the safety of
everyone operating on the nation’s highways. These regulations include
actual driving time limits, on duty time limits and zero tolerance for
non-prescription drugs and alcohol use.”
Among the citations
issued to truckers were the following: for failure to obey traffic control
device, following too closely, improper lane change, improper passing,
inattentive or careless driving, operating while fatigued or ill, texting,
using a hand-held device, and possession of or operating under the influence
of drugs or alcohol.