Motor Carrier Compliance Officers on Full Patrol for Operation Safe Driver Week

October 20, 2014

ATLANTA— The Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division is participating in Operation Safe Driver this week.  During this week, motor carrier compliance officers will be patrolling the interstates and state highways focusing on traffic safety enforcement and education targeting unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators and passenger car drivers.

“The Department of Public Safety is firmly committed to providing a safer transportation environment in Georgia. Through traffic safety enforcement and roadside inspections we are taking action against CMV and other drivers who are driving fatigued, distracted, aggressive, and unrestrained,” said MCCD Commander Major Johnny Jones. “The goals of the program are to educate CMV operators on the importance of practicing safe driving habits and to raise awareness of the motoring public about the hazards of operating around commercial vehicles," he added.

Operation Safe Driver Week is a national awareness and enforcement campaign sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The program was created to help to combat the number of deaths resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and cars.

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Contact Information: 
DPS Public Information Office 404-624-7597