NEWS RELEASE
"OPERATION SAFE DRIVE I-95"
FIRST WAVE RESULTS
 
The first wave of the 2016 "Safe DRIVE I-95" enforcement initiative for the East Coast was conducted last week and focused on seatbelt usage, speeding drivers, reckless drivers and impaired or distracted drivers on Interstate 95. The "Safe DRIVE I-95" initiative is a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Region II program that concentrates on violations that make highway fatalities the 12th leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of death among teenagers.
 
The Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit joined together to conduct enforcement and commercial vehicle inspections on Maryland's portion of Interstate 95 as part of this 15-state East Coast enforcement program. The commercial vehicle component of "Operation DRIVE" incorporated a high visibility, multi-agency traffic enforcement on Interstate 95 designed to eliminate traffic fatalities by reducing traffic crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles.
 
Combined statistics for both police departments over the three-day enforcement campaign on I-95 are:
 
  Inspections
Vehicles Placed
Out of Service
Drivers Placed
Out of Service
TOTAL 803 164 60

 

CMV Driver/Vehicles Non CMV Drivers/Vehicles
Citations - 395 Warnings - 516
Citations - 72 Warnings - 54

 

Additionally, two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, one driver was issued a civil citation for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and a stolen motorcycle was recovered from a tow truck and a juvenile arrested. Three separate arrests were made for wanted persons.
 
Combined police enforcement waves will continue throughout the year.
 
CONTACT: Greg Shipley-MSP-410-653-4236 1/Sgt. Jonathan Green-MDTA-410-537-7724