California begins truckdriver crack down

| 7/10/2003

California Highway Patrol officers have started patrolling three East Bay and South Bay highways to monitor commercial truckers who drive recklessly, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Funded by a $1.1 million federal grant, the CHP launched a yearlong campaign that targets commercial drivers who speed, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs and commit other violations. The CHP will be looking particularly for truckers who follow too close, make unsafe lane changes and fail to stop for signs and signals.

In the Bay Area, CHP officers will focus on truckers who drive on Interstate 580 in eastern Alameda County, Interstate 80 from the Bay Bridge through Solano County and the full length of Interstate 880.