Posted by: project151 | October 15, 2008

State Police cite semis for noncompliance in Lowell District

Munster (Indiana) Times; Friday, October 10, 2008
HEADLINE: State Police cite semis for noncompliance in Lowell District

LOWELL — The Lowell District of the Indiana State Police dedicated more than 460 hours in the region to enforcing federal regulations for semitrailers in September, according to a news release from state police.

Driver and equipment violations were targeted.

State police conducted 244 inspections in September, which resulted in placing 56 drivers and 42 vehicles out of service, the state police reported. Officers found a total of 93 out-of-service violations and 260 non-out-of-service violations during those inspections.

Officers also issued 387 traffic citations and 172 warnings to drivers of commercial vehicles in that time period.

Those officers were responsible for enforcing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, police said.

State police ask that drivers report unsafe operation of commercial motor vehicles by calling the nearest Indiana State Police post or by dialing 911.

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