Commercial Vehicle Checkpoint Nets 60 Citations

Posted on 12/20/2018
DUI Checkpoint ResultsOn December 18, 2018, the Chino Police Department conducted a commercial vehicle inspection checkpoint in the area of Edison and Mountain Avenues. The checkpoint was conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Members of the Traffic Bureau worked in conjunction with California Highway Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Officers and numerous other allied agencies. State and Federal commercial vehicle safety regulations were enforced to help ensure the safety of both commercial and private motorists on the roadway.

Results of the checkpoint:
125 commercial vehicles inspections conducted
60 citations issued
5 hazardous material violations 
11 loading violation cites
14 vehicles were placed out of service for being unsafe to drive
1 driver was arrested for an active warrant

Every year, mechanical defects and unsafe driving can be attributed to collisions involving commercial vehicles and thousands of trucks carrying hazardous materials drive though our city every year. In addition, overweight vehicles cause damage to our city’s roadways. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that in California, 249 trucks were involved in collisions, which resulted in 33 fatalities. California ranked second only to Texas in commercial vehicle collisions and fatalities that year. 

Through enforcement and education, the Chino Police Department hopes to promote commercial vehicle safety and have a positive impact on the driving public.