Criminal Justice

State Police, Gary PD Partner for Traffic Safety Stops

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May 21, 2014 — Residents may notice more safety officials on area roadways.

That’s becasue Gary, Ind. officials, Lake County Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, and the Gary Police Department are joining forces this week in a joint effort to promote commercial motor vehicle safety. Many different types of commercial motor vehicles travel on Gary roads especially along the US-12 and 20 corridors.

Over the past two days, 52 vehicles were inspected, 112 federal motor carrier violations were found, which resulted in 36 commercial vehicles being put out of service. Twenty-nine citations and 15 warnings were issued. There were 16 overweight axles and 5 overweight gross axles that resulted in their being towed for off loading and overweight permit suspensions.

The objective of Operation Safety Check is to help trucking company’s guarantee their drivers operate in a safe manner and have safe equipment to reduce potential liability. Federal regulations establish the criterion for companies to follow for both drivers and equipment to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the roadways.

Indiana State Police CVED supervisor Sergeant Wanda Clay stated, “ISP CVED and Gary Police will continue to promote truck safety and compliance. The driver/vehicle is being inspected on site to ensure the driver and their equipment meets federal regulations and state laws.”

Source: Indiana State Police


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