Residents and law enforcement officials in
are looking for new ways to crack down on unsafe trucks in the growing
community – including an outright ban on trucks.
The Associated Press reported
that traffic from construction and supply trucks to the area has increased in
recent years as new residential and commercial areas have been developed around
other areas in the county.
Chris Rizzo, a county sheriff’s deputy, told The AP that, on average, at least 35 percent of the trucks that are inspected at
checkpoints by county deputies are too dangerous to be allowed to continue traveling.
Rizzo said the biggest problems are overweight trucks, unsecured loads
and failing brakes.
County officials are unsure what measures will be taken to address the
issues. The AP reported that the sheriff’s
office has added inspectors – four full-time inspectors this year, as opposed
to two last year.
Officials are also considering increasing fines, which are currently as
high as $5,000 for a second offense. They are also looking at reducing speed
limits in some areas, according to The AP.
is going one step further, asking the state’s approval for an outright ban on
trucks in the town.
No final plans have been set in place, however.