On Friday, March 10th, 2017 between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, the Murphy Police Department, in partnership with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (Troop G), conducted a traffic enforcement detail within the town limits of Murphy and its outskirts. The purpose of this detail was to place emphasis on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Enforcement and Inspections. Based on statistical crash data collected by the Cloverlab, US Highway 19 and US Highway 64 were identified as two of the Commercial Motor Vehicle high crash corridors for Troop G. One of the NCSHP Specialty Units assisting with this detail is the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP).
During this detail, we had a total of 15 NCSHP Troopers from various counties across Western North Carolina and 3 MPD Officers participating in this assignment. One of the things that stood out during this detail was when one individual that was issued a North Carolina Uniform Citation for Speeding by an MPD Officer, had already received one from the NCSHP just minutes earlier. We look forwarding to hosting this Enforcement Detail again in the future with the NCSHP. I would personally like to thank First Sgt. Fairchild, Sgt. Dills and Sgt. Williams, as well as all the assisting Troopers and MPD Officers that assisted with this assignment. I have listed below the enforcement actions taken by the NCSHP and MPD.
Here are the following enforcement actions taken by the Highway Patrol:
20 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections were conducted.
53 Total Commercial Motor Vehicle Violations were detected.
12 Commercial Motor Vehicles were placed Out of Service.
50 North Carolina Uniform Citations were issued (Various).
23 North Carolina Highway Patrol Warning Citations were issued.
Here are the following enforcement actions taken by MPD:
4 North Carolina Uniform Citations were issued (Speeding).
1 North Carolina Uniform Citation were issued (Unsafe Movement).
3 Verbal Warnings (Various).
Here are some safety links for operating safely around large trucks and buses:
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, comments or concerns.
Justin J. Jacobs
Chief of Police