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Police Issue 70 Summonses at Truck Checkpoint on LIE

Fve trucks placed out of service during a routine safety check on Friday, police say.

At a truck checkpoint on Friday, five trucks were placed out of service and 70 summonses were issued by the Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Bureau Motor Carrier Safety Section, Sixth Precinct Patrol Officers and the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, police said. 

Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, a weight and safety checkpoint on the Long Island Expressway near exit 66 targeted trucks carrying heavy loads that may have violated safe operating conditions.  The goal of this targeted enforcement is to “remove dangerous commercial vehicles from Suffolk County’s roadways and to protect the highway infrastructure from the damage caused by overweight trucks,” said police. 

Twenty-six commercial vehicles were weighed during the five hour checkpoint and seven were found to be in violation of weight regulations, racking up associated fines of over $110,000. Five vehicles were inspected for safety and all five were placed out of service, police said. 

Fifty-eight summonses were issued for weight and safety violations, 12 for violations of New York State Environmental Conservation Law.

brookhavenconfucius June 22, 2014 at 01:26 PM
and it only goes on, until the SHEEPLE FORGET...which is about 15 minutes !
knee jerk June 22, 2014 at 09:38 PM
These fines are the cost of doing business in NY and Nassau and Suffolk counties and will just be passed onto the consumer/taxpayer in the form of higher shipping costs. In reality, just another tax. If you took a brand new truck with less than 100 miles on it and rolled it into a checkpoint they'd probably impound it for "safety violations".
brookhavenconfucius June 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM
JUST THINK, of all the information being SUCKED UP LIKE A VACUUM CLEANER, from ALL of the cars & trucks going through this checkpoint ??? By STINGRAY, and license monitors ? http://online.wsj.com/articles/suspects-in-florida-tracked-by-cellphone-stingray-tool-1403302294
brookhavenconfucius June 23, 2014 at 04:21 PM
POLICE TO GET X-RAY SCANNER FOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS & “PUBLIC SAFETY” Handheld version of 'roving street scanner' to snoop on contents of cars behinddonttargetrockypointinc.blogspot.com
RyAnm June 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM
The cops should hang out on old town road in the morning where the 18 wheelers coming from hulse road come barreling through with full loads through red lights in front of the high school.

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