Commercial Motor Vehicle Traffic Enforcement



This guide has been prepared to assist law enforcement agencies interested in developing traffic enforcement programs focusing on serious moving violations committed by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). It was developed to reduce the likelihood of CMV crashes and to reduce the consequences from those that occur. This guide contains information and strategies for use by officers responsible for improving highway safety and enforcing traffic safety laws.

This guide is designed to be used as a workbook, for either classroom or on-the-job training. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the training video Perspectives on Enforcement, which is available from the Idaho State Police, P.O. Box 700, Meridian, Idaho 83642, (208) 884-7230. This guide contains modules for the user to enter State-specific information, with each chapter having questions at the end to reinforce critical points. These questions can be answered individually or form the basis for individual participation in classroom discussion. This guide should be used by traffic enforcement officers and their supervisors to help identify specific serious moving violations committed by CMV drivers. Officers are encouraged to retain this guide for use as a continuing resource and reference during CMV traffic enforcement contacts.

When combined with carrier-based safety programs and motor carrier compliance reviews, traffic enforcement becomes a vital tool for identifying problem CMV drivers.


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