HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY - The Pennsylvania State Police placed 101 trucks and 75 commercial vehicle drivers out of service during a one-day statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation.
Operation "SAFE," which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted May 12 by members of state police motor carrier enforcement teams. The teams inspected trucks, checked for seat belt use by drivers, and examined commercial vehicle driver's licenses, vehicle inspection reports, hours of service logs and other required documentation.
A total of 1,804 commercial vehicles were inspected statewide, resulting in 933 traffic citations and 1,343 written warnings. Of the traffic citations, 62 were issued for drivers not wearing seat belts. Brake issues and inoperable taillights were the primary reasons for placing vehicles out of service, while logbook violations were cited in 55 of the 75 cases in which drivers were placed out of service.
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