State Police “Operation Roadcheck 2017” Issues Over 270 Citations, Removes 62 Drivers, Makes Six Arrests

by Staff Reporter / Jun 19, 2017 / comments
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State Police “Operation Roadcheck 2017” Issues Over 270 Citations, Removes 62 Drivers, Makes Six Arrests

New Mexico State Police officers participated in the 2017 International Roadcheck Operation. Over the 72-hour period of June 6-9, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in New Mexico and surrounding jurisdictions throughout North America conducted inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.

Over the duration of the operation, New Mexico State Police CVSA certified Inspectors screened more than 7,000 vehicles, completed 1,643 inspections, and put 338 vehicles out of service for an array of violations. Officers issued more than 270 citations, took 62 drivers out of service for violations, and made six arrests. 

This operation marks the 30th year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck has been implemented and included a visit from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMSCA) Deputy Administrator Daphne Jefferson, who was on hand to observe NMSP Officers during a checkpoint on I-25 near Waldo.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year's focus was cargo securement. While checking for compliance with safe cargo securement regulations is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.