Taos and Espanola, NM – The New Mexico State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Bureau conducted a five-day CVE operation in Taos and Espanola. The operation ran from August 22 through August 26 and was aimed at making sure commercial motor vehicles (CMV) operating on the roadways of northern New Mexico were in proper working order.
CMV safety inspections ensure that commercial vehicles are safe and compliant with the Department of Transportation and other federal safety regulations. These inspections are essential because they provide safety not only to the CMV drivers but also to other drivers of vehicles on the roadway.
“CMV enforcement is a vital part of the New Mexico State Police’s commitment to keeping our roadways in New Mexico safe,” said Tim Johnson, Chief of the New Mexico State Police. “Operations like these make a positive impact on the citizens in rural areas of the state.”
The operation resulted in over 260 CMV inspections, with 133 citations written. CVE officers placed 61 vehicles and 18 drivers out of service. Officers also identified 15 overweight loads and made 2 arrests.
CMV drivers across the state can expect more proactive operations such as this throughout the year.