Indiana State Police have geared up patrols on the lookout for unsafe truckers in Delphi, IN, in response to complaints about what they call aggressive truck drivers carrying heavy loads through the area.
Troopers said they have received reports of cracked windshields as a result of debris falling off trucks. There was also a report of a truck side swiping a school bus, according to a report by WLFI News.
“The reason that we’re here is we’ve received numerous complaints from the local community about the commercial vehicles in the area transporting gravel, asphalt, sand, to local road projects,” ISP Trooper Joel Flores told NewsChannel 18.
Indiana State Police said 13 trucks were pulled over and inspected in a one-day “aggressive truck” patrol. Eight were checked for overweight. Troopers issued three citations for overweight trucks and one warning for an overweight truck. One warning was issued for equipment violation and one citation was issued for a license violation.
Flores said he hoped the stepped up patrol would send a message to truckers.
“We just want to make everybody aware that they need to be safe while they’re out operating and conducting business,” said Flores.