The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) participated in SafeDRIVE, August 3-5, along with fellow law enforcement partners in South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina, to conduct quarterly concentrated highway traffic enforcement.
SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) efforts aim to eliminate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) traffic collisions through periods of high visibility enforcement along I-95, I-20, I-75, and I-85.
MCCD Officers monitored CMV traffic for aggressive driving, speeding, following too closely, failing to wear safety belts, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. These efforts help ensure CMV drivers follow federal and state regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver’s license compliance, medical certification, and commercial motor vehicle credentialing.
During this second concentrated enforcement period, MCCD Officers inspected 568 commercial motor vehicles which resulted in 707 traffic violations, placing 54 drivers and 48 CMVs out of service. The final SafeDRIVE enforcement period will take place October 5-7.