A three-day commercial vehicle safety operation carried out by the Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Unit between September 14 and 16 resulted in more than 370 violations and 21 drivers put out of service, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the state police.
The operation was centered on State Routes 1, 15, 17 and 234, as well as Interstate Routes 66, 95 and 495 throughout Loudoun, Fairfax, Fauquier and Prince William Counties, the Virginia State Police’s office said in its announcement.
Capt. Sean Stewart, VSP safety division commander, said, “This initiative specifically concentrated on those areas where we receive the most citizen concerns about safe commercial vehicle traffic.”
“Ensuring all vehicles sharing Virginia’s highways are safe and legally compliant with state and federal laws is imperative to the prevention of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths,” he added.
In those three days, the VSP said troopers conducted 208 commercial vehicle safety inspections. Among those were included 28 hazardous materials vehicle inspections.
In addition to the citations and drivers whose privileges were revoked, the Virginia State Police reported that 32 vehicles were placed out of service. The office also said in its announcement that in order to return to the road, vehicle citations would have to be corrected or fixed as needed, and drivers would have to be compliant with state and federal laws.