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Georgia participates in Road check 2009

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) -  Georgia is joining the nation to make sure our highways are safe.

Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance officers are teaming with commercial vehicle inspection officers from throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico this week for Roadcheck 2009.

It's an annual international effort to promote safety and security on North American highways. The enforcement event started Tuesday and will run through Thursday.

"We try to ensure that the drivers are qualified to drive. That they got the proper amount of rest. We try to make sure that the vehicles that they are operating are functional and safe," said Sgt. Ricky Gibbs.

This year the Motor Carrier Compliance Division is focusing their checks on seat belt usage. 72-percent of commercial vehicle drivers use their seat belts. They are working to increase that number to prevent vehicle accident deaths that involve commercial vehicles.

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