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Arizona Department of Public Safety Announces "Operation Roadcheck"

Three day special detail along Interstate 40 is part of a national effort to prevent collisions

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 -

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Beginning on Tuesday June 8th and continuing through Thursday June 10th, approximately 100 law enforcement officers from several agencies will fan out across Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona to inspect Commercial Vehicles.

The following agencies will be contributing resources to the detail: Arizona Department of Public Safety, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, the Sedona Police Department, the Chino Valley Police Department, the Tucson Police Department and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The idea is to make sure drivers and their commercial vehicles are in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards. Operation Roadcheck in Arizona is part of a national initiative involving approximately 10,000 specially trained and certified officers who will blanket North America’s roadways to prevent truck and bus accidents thereby saving lives.

This Operation involves a comprehensive inspection relating to driver, vehicle and cargo. Officers will also be providing drivers educational materials on various motor carrier safety issues including seatbelt usage. The high profile focus will be along both directions of I-40 east and west of Flagstaff.

A special emphasis will be placed on hazardous material carriers and safety belt usage along with the Move-Over law.

For media inquiries contact DPS Captain Deston Coleman Jr. at 602-568-3448

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.