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State Police: 106 Trucks and 71 Drivers Placed Out of Service as Part of Operation SAFE

April 17, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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), State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today.

“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,” 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 percent of the trucks inspected resulted in the discovery of at least one violation of the federal motor carrier safety regulations. One hundred traffic citations were issued for commercial drivers not wearing their seat belts.

For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us.

Media contacts: Maria A. Finn or Tpr. Adam Reed, 717-783-5556

Editor’s Note: Following is a breakdown, by state police troop area, of the number of inspections conducted; number of vehicles/drivers placed out of service; and citations/warnings issued by state police during the one-day program conducted statewide on April 9.

  • Troop A (Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties): 89 inspections; 15 vehicles out of service; no drivers placed out of service; 28 citations; 75 warnings.
  • Troop B (Allegheny, Fayette, Greene and Washington Counties): 125 inspections; 11 vehicles out of service; four drivers out of service; 34 citations; 81 warnings.
  • Troop C (Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Elk, Jefferson and McKean Counties): 143 inspections; nine vehicles out of service; three drivers out of service; 33 citations; 101 warnings.
  • Troop D (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer Counties): 85 inspections; two vehicles out of service; no drivers placed out of service; 20 citations; 11 warnings.
  • Troop E (Crawford, Erie, Venango and Warren Counties): 89 inspections; 18 vehicles out of service; seven drivers out of service; 32 citations; 64 warnings.
  • Troop F (Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Union and Tioga Counties): 186 vehicles inspected; 10 vehicles out of service; seven drivers out of service; 72 citations; 60 warnings.
  • Troop G (Bedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin Counties): 157 inspections; 10 vehicles out of service; four drivers out of service; 49 citations; 144 warnings.
  • Troop H (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry and York Counties): 57 inspections; five vehicles out of service; two drivers out of service; 36 citations; 54 warnings.
  • Troop J (Chester and Lancaster Counties): 76 inspections; two vehicles out of service; three drivers out of service; 61 citations; 38 warnings.
  • Troop K (Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties): 91 inspections; six vehicles out of service; five drivers out of service; 68 citations; 95 warnings
  • Troop L (Berks, Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties): 38 inspections; one vehicle out of service; three drivers out of service; 19 citations; 50 warnings.
  • Troop M (Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties): 60 inspections; five vehicles out of service; four drivers out of service; 34 citations; 40 warnings.
  • Troop N (Carbon, Columbia, Monroe and part of Luzerne Counties): 39 inspections; four vehicles out of service; six drivers out of service; 35 citations; 14 warnings.
  • Troop P (Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming and part of Luzerne Counties): 40 inspections; one vehicle out of service; no drivers placed out of service; 10 citations; 21 warnings.
  • Troop R (Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties): 88 inspections; seven vehicles out of service; seven drivers out of service; 29 citations; 55 warnings.
  • Troop T (Pennsylvania Turnpike), 157 inspections; 13 vehicles out of service; 16 drivers out of service; 143 citations; 169 warnings.

SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police


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