MTP ramps up effort to prevent semi crashes

February 5, 2014 • Local News

The Motor Transport Police are beefing up patrols in Southeast New Mexico. The increase is part of an ongoing campaign. Officers are being brought in from around the state to try to combat all traffic issues involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles.

The special operation in the southeast portion of the state will be focusing on commercial vehicle crashes.

According to New Mexico State Police Dist. 3 Capt. Lance Bateman, one of the reasons for the increase is the fact that two of three traffic fatalities in the area involved one commercial vehicle.

“Some of the trucking company’s vehicles are up to date. Others are not.” Issues can include problems with brakes and Login to read more

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