Phoenix, Ariz. - From July 18th through July 30th, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) will be taking part in a national Passenger Carrier Safety Initiative. Here in Arizona, as well as nationally, troopers will be conducting driver and vehicle safety inspections along with comprehensive passenger carrier investigations and outreach activities.
“Everyone notices when we’re out there. Our mere presence prevents driver complacency and that involves everything from fatigue to distracted driving. Driver behaviors have always been a factor in serious injury and fatal crashes involving passenger carriers. If we can check the logbooks and take some careless drivers off the road it will make a huge difference in passenger safety,” said Captain Brian Preston of AZDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.
Troopers will be involved in roving patrols on interstates in Northern Arizona looking for equipment and speed violations involving commercial vehicles. Passenger carrier inspections will be performed at the Mariposa and Douglas points of entry. Those same inspections will also take place at bus terminals in the Phoenix area.
In addition, CVE troopers will be educating various bus companies and their employees about possible equipment violations on their vehicles, federal law as it pertains to driver log books and other regulations as part of an ongoing outreach program.