Kyle Police Department Launches New Unit, Increasing Commercial Vehicle Safety

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) – Hazardous commercial vehicles are now being kept off the road in Kyle.

On Wednesday, the Kyle Police Department launched a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Unit in hopes of improving road safety, according to a press release.

The federally sanctioned program aims to reduce accidents caused by commercial motor vehicles, ensure the vehicles meet weight regulations, and enforce registration and safety laws.

Regulations will be enforced by CVE officers. Currently there are two certified officers and a traffic sergeant who oversee the unit.

The agents look for things like overweight loads, worn tires and drivers who are past their working hours. While the focus will remain on operational and equipment violations, the officers can hand out citations if they discover a Class C violation.

“Commercial vehicles are vital to the growth of our community, but often commercial vehicle drivers violate operating and equipment laws, posing a risk to other motorists on the road and damaging the roads,” said Sergeant Tracy Vrana, Superintendent of the Police Department. Traffic Enforcement Division.

While the unit was launched on Wednesday, it has been in the works since March 2020.

“We hope this unit will deter and prevent unsafe commercial vehicle practices and ultimately the resulting accidents,” said Vrana.

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