DMV, State Police to conduct spot checks on trucks as part of safety crackdown

The spot checks are part of the DMV's annual truck safety enforcement program. The goal is to crack down on unsafe driving in an effort to reduce crashes and fatalities.  

May 16, 2023, 10:38 AM

Updated 341 days ago

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The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles and State Police will conduct spot checks on commercial motor vehicles over the next three days.
The spot checks are part of the DMV's annual truck safety enforcement program. The goal is to crack down on unsafe driving in an effort to reduce crashes and fatalities.  
Connecticut DMV Commercial Vehicle Safety enforcement officers and State Police will conduct the spot checks.
The DMV says its focus this year is on anti-lock braking systems and cargo securement. But officers will also check for:
-Impaired drivers
-Fatigued drivers
-If a driver has been working more than the hours allowed
-Proper tires
-Safely functioning brakes
-Working lights
-Proper systems for securing a load, so that it stays in place while being transported
-Making sure trucks conform with height and weight requirements
-Properly completed log books
-Human trafficking
The road checks will occur in high-crash zones along I-84, I-91 and I-95, including in the Fairfield area. They can take up to an hour. 
DMV enforcement officers and State Police will also be on hand at weigh stations to check trucks as they cross the border into Connecticut.
The DMV says the program aims to raise awareness of the need for truck safety and educate drivers about safety requirements. 
 


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