Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A one day enforcement effort of inspecting commercial vehicles on rural roads and non interstate highways by the Pennsylvania State Police has resulted in 219 trucks and 31 drivers being taken out of service. Jack Lewis, PA State Police spokesperson says the reason for the enforcement effort is that 50% of truck crashes occur on rural roads and non interstate highways. Lewis says the only way to cut back on the number of violations is through enforcement efforts. A total of 1,255 commercial vehicles were inspected with 771 citations being issued and 1,720 written warnings being given. Lewis says those numbers were up from the last enforcement effort that took place in October.