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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad activity today

On December 27th officers from SPD’s new Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad (CVES) conducted six commercial vehicle inspections. 

Two trucks were taken “Out Of Service” for catastrophic brake failure.  

Total safety violations documented: 

Brakes – 5

Lights (ID, Marker, Clearance) – 4

Conspicuity (reflective) – 3

Headlight/Taillight/Turn Signal – 3

Registration/tonnage – 1 

Fire Extinguisher – 1

Medical Card – 1

Windshield – 1

Two citations were issued for No Medical Card and Expired Tonnage (total fines: $674.00). 

The documented violations will be forwarded to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and will count as “strikes” against the company, the driver and the carrier.

The Seattle Police Department encourages all commercial motor vehicle operators to be familiar with and obey all local and state laws and all federal motor carrier safety regulations.