Illinois tops FHWA's list for issuing over weight citations

| Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A new report released by the Federal Highway Administration gives a state-by-state breakdown of how many truck weight violations were issued in a specific year.

According to the report – which measured data from Oct. 1, 2002, to Sept. 30, 2003 – more of the citations were given in Illinois than in any other state. The state logged 171,584 violations, of which approximately 146,000 were for unbalanced loads.

The next-highest state, Virginia , scored a distant second with 136,120 violations.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Rhode Island reported the fewest violations with 238, followed closely by Washington , DC , with 271, and Delaware with 372.

In total, approximately 934,000 violations were recorded during the year studied.

The five states with the fewest violations, ranked from least to most, were:

  1. Rhode Island = 238
  2. Washington , DC = 271
  3. Delaware = 372
  4. Alaska = 587
  5. Nevada = 1,007

The five states with the most violations, from most to least, were :

  1. Illinois = 171,584
  2. Virginia = 136,120
  3. California = 77,735
  4. Louisiana = 62,811
  5. Georgia = 51,009

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