NH Police Yanked 1 Out 5 Trucks Off The Road During Crackdown
Well over a thousand vehicles were ordered to stay off New Hampshire highways after a series of inspections checks last week.
New Hampshire State Troopers work to keep the roads safe for everyone, especially during the busy summer tourist season. Last week, an astounding number experienced issues, during a massive effort by law enforcement. According to the Union Leader, well over 1,200 commercial trucks failed, and were ordered off the road. Violations ranged from faulty brakes to lumber supports tied on with electrical cords.
Others were more severe. According to the Union Leader, 30 drivers were cited for violations including possessing drugs, operating after suspension or violating restrictions on driving hours. In total, 215 were so bad that either the truck or the driver had to be taken out of service immediately. Tooper Derek Holston inspected a 2014 Isuzu box truckand found drugs in the cab. Also, the driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant,according to officials.
This will not be a isolated crackdown. Director Christopher Wagner said in a statement “The New Hampshire State Police are committed to ensuring safe travel throughout the state and will continue our efforts to reduce collisions during the summer season."