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MHP issues 191 citations in Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

Results Of ACommercial Vehicle Enforcement Operation In Troop D

Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, MO,announces the results of a recent MCSAP (Motor Carrier Safety AssistanceProgram) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement operation. The purpose of this effortwas to reduce the number of commercial motor vehicle-related crashes,fatalities, and injuries through aggressive enforcement, education, and safetyinspections.

This enforcement program was conducted September 17-19, 2013, and primarilyfocused on the high-crash counties in Troop D including: Greene, Lawrence,Newton, and Jasper counties. During this operation, commercial vehicleenforcement troopers and commercial vehicle officers inspected 346 commercialvehicles. They discovered 1,120 violations, placed 88 vehicles and 8 driversout-of-service, and issued 191 citations.

"I appreciate the efforts of our officers. Citizens traveling through thestate of Missouri benefited from this enforcement operation by the removal ofunsafe drivers and vehicles from our highways," stated Captain Villanueva.

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