From June 5 to 7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held the International Roadcheck where traffic safety organizations and police officers across the nation ramped up enforcement of bus and commercial truck safety guidelines. Drivers in Connecticut, even if they don't operate buses or trucks, may want to know what the most common safety violations were.
While the numbers are still unclear for 2018, data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that there were 33,000 violations of hours-of-service regulations last year. In other words, those truckers were found working over the prescribed 14-hour limit for each day. This was the number one offense; however, it only accounted for 33 percent of the citations issued in 2017.