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Ga Dept of Public Safety: MCCD Focuses on Unsafe Driving Habits Among Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators

Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety conducted a port check, and distracted driving detail along the I-95/I-16 corridors and the areas near the Port of Savannah and Brunswick, April 13-15. This detail focused on inspecting commercial motor vehicles (CMV) transporting intermodal containers, CMVs transporting hazardous materials, and the unsafe operations of a CMV.

During the detail, MCCD Officers issued the following citations: Following Too Closely (50 violations), Improper Lane Usage (57 violations), and Cell Phone Usage/ Distracted Driving (148 violations). MCCD Officers conducted 674 inspections with 120 being hazmat inspections, and placed 84 CMVs and 45 drivers out of service.

“Due to the increase in crashes involving commercial motor vehicles on the I-16 corridor, I would like to remind all CMV operators to remain focused while driving and not to become distracted while operating their vehicles,” said Major Jeremy Vickery, MCCD Commanding Officer.

This detail is one of many conducted throughout the year to ensure safer driving habits of commercial motor vehicle operators. #gamccd

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Sylvia huston

    April 21, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Great job officers yall keep the good work up that’s we need more reckless drivers off our highways

  2. Sylvia huston

    April 21, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    This needs to be conducted more often

  3. KOJAK SWARTZ

    April 21, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    As a cdl Holder myself, I am glad that code enforcement is increasing their focus on traffic infractions caused by inattentive
    Drivers. I stated this issue so many times at
    Safety meetings to no avail. Hoping this will
    Serve as a reminder to fellow drivers that it is imperative to stay focused on practicing good driving habits while operating a commercial vehicle..

  4. Anthony Green

    April 21, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    It’s bad enough that Georgia (especially in Atlanta Metro Area) regardless if they live in the state of driving through it are the most reckless drivers I ever seen but CMVs,that’s going from bad to worse. The way people drive in Georgia they wouldn’t get away with it in most states. For example following too closely. For Trucks that drive too closely in Maryland the Police will nail you to the wall with a big time ticket. In Indianapolis on I-465,a CMV over 26,000# on the high speed lane (the third lane outside),Indiana State Police will hit you hard with a fine. In Michigan like on I-75 especially between Toledo and Detroit you better stay on the inside 2 right lanes or you’ll be at the mercy (none) at the Michigan State Police just name a few.
    Anthony Green (Retire Indpls trucker of 34years bka Zorro,10-4!)

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