PA Operation SAFE takes trucks and drivers off the road

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 106 trucks and 71 drivers out of service during a one-day enforcement effort called Operation Seatbelt and Fatigue Enforcement (SAFE) held on April 9.

“During the operation, state police motor carrier enforcement personnel focused their attention on seat belt use by truckers and an examination of commercial driver's licenses, vehicle inspection reports, hours of service logs and other required documentation,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

In addition, 1,520 commercial vehicles were inspected across the state, resulting in the issuance of 703 traffic citations and 1,072 written warnings. About 47% of the trucks inspected resulted in the discovery of at least one violation of the federal motor carrier safety regulations.

One hundred citations were issued for commercial drivers not wearing their seat belts.

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