MCCD Participates in Final Wave of SafeDRIVE
(ATLANTA, GA) – The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) participated in the final wave of SafeDRIVE, October 5-7, along with fellow law enforcement partners in 13 states, to conduct quarterly concentrated highway traffic enforcement. SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) efforts aim to eliminate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) traffic collisions through periods of high visibility enforcement along I-95, I-75, and I-85.
MCCD Officers monitored CMV traffic for aggressive driving, speeding, following too closely, failing to wear safety belts, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. These efforts help ensure CMV drivers follow federal and state regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver's license compliance, medical certification, and commercial motor vehicle credentialing.
During this third concentrated enforcement period, MCCD Officers inspected 682 commercial motor vehicles, which resulted in 329 traffic citations, placing 81 drivers and 58 CMVs out of service.