Police are keeping an eye on commercial vehicles around Baltimore this week, according to a statement from Maryland State Police.
On March 26 and 27, Maryland State Police will be on the lookout for buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles that are not compliant with safety regulations and whose drivers commit traffic violations.
Maryland State Police will establish temporary inspection stations at Holabird Avenue and Broening Highway; M&T Bank Stadium; and Fairfield Road at Northbridge Avenue, according to the statement.
“Spring brings an increase in people traveling by commercial and personal vehicles,” Captain Bill Dofflemyer, Commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, said in the statement.
“This initiative targets the enforcement and compliance of state and federal regulations in an effort to improve safety for all motorists on roads in and around Baltimore by reducing crashes involving commercial vehicles,” Dofflemyer said.
Among other things, troopers will inspect the vehicles, drivers' log books and hazardous materials documentation.
There will be a special focus on commercial vehicles transporting passengers, according to a statement from Maryland State Police.
In addition to staffing the three inspection stations, troopers will patrol interstates north and south and other major roads around Baltimore, according to the statement.
Police said that the special focus on commercial vehicle safety will continue on unannounced days in the future.