Results from Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Operation, Missouri
Posted on September 21st, 2015 by Zane Cagle
Springfield, Missouri–The results the recent Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Commercial Enforcement operation was announced last Friday.
Findings of a Three-Day Enforcement, September 15-17, 2015
Commercial vehicle troopers found 798 violations, placed 82 vehicles and 23 drivers out of service3 and issued 147 citations. The effort was focused primarily on the counties in high-crash areas including Greene, Lawrence, Newton and Jasper counties.
Approximately 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims are not restrained at the time of the traffic crash even though by law, they are required to be restrained.
Patrol Urges Use of Seat Belts and Child Restraints
Individual motorists can better protect themselves by wearing the required seat belts in their vehicles and ALWAYS make certain children are properly restrained according to their age and size.
What is the Impact of Seat Belt?
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), seat belts reduce serious car-related injuries and death by about half. Air bags provide additional protection but are not a substitute for seat belts. Air bags plus seat belts provide the best protection for adults.
Routine inspections of commercial vehicles for safety is crucial in order to make highways safer. As well, drivers of passenger vehicles must also contribute to their own safety by driving safely, obeying traffic signs and speeds and being certain all occupants are restrained.
If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle crash or a passenger vehicle crash, you may need legal assistance. Our attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm are available seven days a week.