Motorcoach Inspections This Week During Sunbelt

October 13, 2014

(MOULTRIE) - Motorcoaches arriving at this year's Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie will undergo a vehicle safety inspection by officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  This marks the 15th year the inspection detail has been conducted at the Expo which will be held at Spence Field in Moultrie on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

The annual inspections are one component of an overall safety effort to ensure that everyone enjoys a safe transportation experience on the highways of Georgia.

Last year, Motor Carrier Compliance Officers conducted 83 motorcoach inspections during the Sunbelt Expo.  There were 72 vehicle violations noted and 6 driver violations.  There were 12 motorcoaches and one motorcoach driver placed out-of-service.

Each driver during the event will be provided with a proactive safety information packet that includes various educational documents relative to the safe transportation of passengers.  Additionally, MCCD officers will be available to answer questions from motorcoach drivers, chaperones, and other people attending the Expo.