Connecticut truck safety crackdown begins

Connecticut has designated September for a special crackdown on unsafe trucks and their drivers throughout the state, according to a report by William Seymour of the Connecticut Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

Enforcement will focus on reckless driving, speeding, following too close and unsafe lane changes, especially in high-crash corridors along Connecticut’s busiest and most traveled highways, Seymour said.

Special federal funding is enabling DMV’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Division to put extra patrols in high-crash zones. DMV inspectors will conduct increased inspections and driver-checks in these areas, which include Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and on I-95 in Fairfield County.

“Stepped-up safety enforcement is a firm reminder that unsafe commercial vehicle driving will not be tolerated on our roadways,” DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey said. “A vast majority of truck drivers are safe and professional. Others, who violate the law, threaten the safety of all vehicles on the road.”

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