Operation Road Watch Wraps Up In Nash County

The Highway Patrol has completed its "Operation Road Watch" campaign after a 48-hour intensive enforcement effort on I-95 in Nash County.

During the two-day event troopers inspected 500 commercial motor vehicles and discovered 153 driver violations resulting in 25 drivers being placed "out of service".

Troopers also discovered nearly 450 vehicle equipment violations.

"Operation Road Watch" was designed to improve commercial motor vehicle safety as well as the efficiency of commercial vehicle operations.

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People traveling on one stretch of Interstate 95 will notice an increased Highway Patrol presence.

Operation Road Watch is underway in Nash County and seeks to cut down on aggressive driving, not only on the part of commercial carriers, but passenger vehicles as well.

With 5,200 commercial vehicle accidents last year -- 88 of those fatal -- troopers want to make an impression on drivers. They will also be performing random tractor trailer inspections at rest stops -- and even along the highway

The operation runs through Wednesday night.


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