Oregon state is cracking down on trucking infringements
Time crunches may have some truck drivers foregoing safety and spending extra hours on the road. To decrease these dangerous behaviors, the Oregon Department of Transportation is watching the state's trucking industry for violations, reports KEZI Chanel 9 News in Oregon.
In the past, officials have taken many truckers off the roads for driving over the limit of 11 hours a day, which may harm themselves and others if not observed. Other common violations include worn tires or falsifying mileage documents.
The nationwide initiative, called Roadcheck 2011, is observing the potentially unsafe habits of drivers who are pushing the limits of trucking safety. Last year, more than 6 percent of drivers were cited for unlawful practices.
According to The Explorer, Oregon road officials in Marana County vowed to regulate the trucks that use the residential roads in the region. The lowered speed limit has not made a significant impact on traffic. Locals continue to lobby in hopes that law enforcement will keep violations from drivers under control before a serious accident occurs.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Time crunches may have some truck drivers foregoing safety and spending extra hours on the road.