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May 14, 2016

TRUCKS INSPECTION * USA: On the Capital Beltway

* DC - One in four Beltway trucks inspected Tuesday placed out of service


--- More than one in four of the commercial vehicles inspected Tuesday in Prince George’s County were ordered off the road for violation of safety, weight and equipment regulations, authorities said... Led by the state police and involving several other law enforcement agencies, Tuesday’s effort targeted more than 400 vehicles that were traveling on the Capital Beltway... Vehicles were diverted to a parking lot at FedEx field for inspection by county and state truck inspectors, the state police said... They said 27 vehicles were taken out of service for tire violations, 86 more were taken out of service for other violations... One vehicle was 12 tons overweight... A total of 115 traffic citations were issued, the police said, along with 251 warnings...
(Photo: Loudoun County sheriff's officers inspect a truck alongside Virginia Route 28 Thursday morning)   --  Washington, DC, USA - The WP, by Martin Weil - May 11, 2016

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