Safety Check Sidelines 33% of All Trucks

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release:13/151/LHC
May 31, 2013


Safety Check Sidelines 33% of All Trucks


            Sully Police District – Motor Carrier Safety officers inspected 88 trucks and placed 29 out of service at a multi-jurisdictional safety check on Thursday, May 30 at EC Lawrence Park. Additionally, officers cited 249 other violations.

            Officers from Fairfax, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Loudoun, Herndon, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and the U.S. Department of Transportation operated the comprehensive check in order to help ensure the safety of Fairfax County roadways.

            In 2012, Fairfax County Motor Carrier Safety (MCS) officers inspected 285 trucks, placed 128 drivers out of service, and cited 849 violations. MCS held ten comprehensive safety checks in 2012. The MCS squad employs eight officers; four full-time and four part-time who are equipped with the technical skills, knowledge and certifications to investigate complex commercial vehicle crashes and patrol the roadways in search of safety hazards.

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