Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Tri-State Vehicle Enforcement Blitz a Success
Frankfort, KY - Vehicle enforcement and public safety officers from Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia collaborated on a recent highway enforcement program to target commercial vehicles who were committing safety violations that could endanger other drivers.
The Department of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE), West Virginia Public Safety Commission and State Police, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol saturated the area of northeastern Kentucky, southeast Ohio, and western West Virginia throughout the day on Thursday September 29, 2005. 88 officers, troopers, and inspectors from the three states conducted an enforcement blitz targeting unsafe commercial vehicle and drivers in the Tri-State area.
There were 193 commercial vehicles (CMVs) inspected which resulted in 478 safety violations detected. 34 vehicles and eight drivers were placed out-of-service for serious violations. There were 247 traffic citations issued on a wide variety of violations including unsafe equipment, being overweight, and speeding. Additionally there were 98 warnings issued for violations.
"Highway enforcement efforts are necessary to ensure the safety of all drivers," said KVE Commissioner Greg Howard. "Working with surrounding states allows multiple agency participation to ensure the maximum results."
The primary focus of this project is for drivers and companies to seek compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to enhance the safety of all drivers on our highways and reduce deaths. Additional joint efforts between these states will take place throughout the year.