November 6, 2007
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the N.C. Highway Patrol will be cracking down on weight enforcement from Tuesday to Thursday in specific counties in an attempt to reduce the number of North Carolina truck accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large vehicles.
Troopers will target commercial vehicles that exceed weight regulations and have unsecure load violations while traveling on the highway. These safety inspections will take place in rest areas and other locations frequented by commercial vehicles.
A news release from the highway patrol states that big trucks often avoid weigh stations, damaging the highway infrastructure and causing North Carolina truck accidents.