AMES, Iowa – May 27, 2009 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Iowa State Patrol and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will participate in Road Check 2009 June 2-4. The agencies will be working in Iowa as part of the 22nd annual international truck and motor coach safety and security event consisting of 72 continuous hours of enforcement activity throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Iowa DOT motor vehicle officers will conduct commercial driver/vehicle inspections at locations throughout the state on roadways identified as high-crash corridors. The inspections will be performed to determine driver and vehicle compliance with federal motor carrier safety and hazardous materials regulations. Trucks or buses with serious safety violations will be taken out of service and not allowed to continue until they are repaired. Unqualified drivers will also be taken out of service.
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