DeKalb Police enforcement campaign targeting trucks and buses on I-285 results in 600 citationsAn enforcement initiative on I-285 targeted incidents involving trucks and buses. Photo obtained via Google Streetview
DeKalb County Police are conducting targeted enforcement on I-285 this week, cracking down on traffic violations involving trucks and buses.
So far, their efforts have resulted in more than 600 citations in two days, the Police Department says.
“There are 550,000 truck carriers, 12 million trucks and 8 million truck drivers across the United States,” the county Police Department said. “In Georgia, there were 179 fatalities involving large trucks or buses in 2016. As part of this initiative, I-285 between I-75 and I-85 on the north side of Atlanta has been identified as a high-risk corridor for accidents involving large trucks and buses. For this reason, the DeKalb County Police Department has partnered with all of the agencies in this corridor.”
Participating agencies include the Cobb County Police Department, the Sandy Springs Police Department, the Doraville Police Department, the Dunwoody Police Department and the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division.
The campaign took place between Aug. 6 and Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The hope is that through the successful execution of this campaign, it can be replicated in other areas throughout the state to help make Georgia roads safer,” the Police Department said.