Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement receives national award

Posted on: September 30, 2016

ANKENY, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2016 – For the third consecutive year, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement was tops in the nation for safety enforcement as determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency also received an honorable mention for safety enforcement improvement.

These awards were presented to MVE Chief David Lorenzen at the fall Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference Sept. 19 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Iowa was presented with the Safety Enforcement Award. The award recognizes the most productive and focused safety enforcement programs in fiscal year 2015 in terms of cost efficiency, traffic enforcement, and data quality. Specifically noted where Iowa MVE’s:

  1. Average cost per vehicle inspection. 
  2. Efficiency of the operation.
  3. Quality of reporting traffic enforcement violations.

The Safety Enforcement Improvement Honorable Mention recognizes the states with the greatest improvements to their safety enforcement programs.

Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III said of the awards, “This shows the incredible work accomplished by our motor vehicle enforcement staff. Thank you so much for your work each day focused on improving safety, mobility, and the economics of the state of Iowa.”

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Contact: Chief David Lorenzen, 515-237-3215 or david.lorenzen@dot.iowa.gov


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