ROAD CHARACTERISTICS AND MANPOWER DEPLOYMENT STUDY /PHASE 1/ COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND NON-MOVING VIOLATIONS

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE SCOPE AND NATURE OF THE PROBLEM OF STATUATORY VIOLATIONS BY COMMERICAL VEHICLE OWNERS AND DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA. DURING THE STUDY, 2200 TRUCKS WERE SUBJECTED TO CLOSE SCRUTINY BY TRAINED SPECIALISTS IN THE FIELD OF COMMERICAL ENFORCEMENT. ALL VIOLATIONS WERE NOTED WHICH FAILED TO CONFORM WITH CALIFORNIA STATUTES. COMMERICAL VIOLATIONS WERE DEFINED AS THOSE REGISTRATION, WEIGHT, AND EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS FOUND IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND WHICH ARE CITABLE UNDER APPROPRIATE PROVISIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE. THE VIOLATIONS WERE DIVIDED INTO NINE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES RANGING FROM FAILURE TO DISPLAY REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS TO THOSE INVOLVING DEFECTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS. MORE THAN 87 PERCENT OF THE 2200 TRUCKS INSPECTED HAD ONE OR MORE VIOLATIONS. THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS WAS 3.7 PER TRUCK, WITH AT LEAST ONE OF THESE BEING A BRAKE VIOLATION. LIGHTING VIOLATIONS, INCLUDING FAULTY REFLECTORS AND TURN SIGNALS, ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT 33 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL FOUND. LICENSE VIOLATIONS AMOUNTED TO APPROXIMATELY 14 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, B-1-2, 4
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calfornia Highway Patrol

    P.O. Box 942898
    Sacramento, CA  USA  94298-0001
  • Authors:
    • Hageman, L
  • Publication Date: 1965-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1994 12:00AM