For Immediate Release
Posted: June 29, 2022

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Amber Lagace, Public Relations & Community Outreach
(603) 223-8434 | Amber.M.Lagace@dos.nh.gov

Commercial Motor Vehicle Directed Patrol

Statewide – On June 29, 2022, members of the New Hampshire State Police, Troop G conducted a statewide commercial motor vehicle directed patrol. Directed patrols are a high visibility, traffic enforcement effort aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities by reducing traffic crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles.

Troopers worked collaboratively in specific areas of interstates and secondary roadways that support heavy commercial vehicle traffic. Targeted locations have been identified as high crash volume areas due to a variety of factors, to include, volume of traffic, congestion, and risky driving behavior. Driver behavior accounts as the principle factor in approximately 79% of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.

The operation produced the following results:

  • 60 commercial motor vehicle stops
  • 91 various violations identified
  • 8 commercial motor vehicles placed out-of-service for equipment violations, classifying them as being unsafe for the roadway
  • 3 commercial motor vehicle operators placed out-of-service due to various hours of service violations

State Troopers assigned to Troop G regularly participate in enhanced enforcement initiatives throughout the year in an ongoing effort to reduce poor driving habits through education, awareness, partnerships with industry, and high visibility traffic enforcement.

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