Law Enforcement

Readers split over militarized police force

With mainstream media disseminating images of police employing military-style armor and weaponry during rioting in Ferguson, Mo., this summer, a debate over the militarization of local police was revived.

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Close scrutiny: Where are you most likely to be inspected?

That distinction goes to Maryland, followed by Pennsylvania -- while both are heavy on inspections, their rate of issuing violations falls below the national average. Find a look at Maryland's program here.

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Everybody’s favorite truck-enforcement outfit hauls in drunk park ranger

Herein, a California State Parks ranger is called in drunk on the job, and the CHP comes to the rescue... With California's high percentage of clean inspections, could the CHP be your friend?

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POLL: Should military-style equipment be used by local law enforcement?

A national debate about the militarization of public space has erupted in the wake of violence in Ferguson, Mo. Weigh in here on the question of whether local law enforcement ought to routinely deploy military-type hardware.

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CSA’s Fallout: Where the inspection action is

The top states ranked for inspection activity; Maryland heads up the intensity rankings as in our analysis last year.

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CSA’s Fallout: The shifting enforcement target as states move on driver violations

Among all 48 continental states, 2013 saw 29 states increase their attention to moving violations, figured as a percentage of each state’s total violations. Among the top such states, 3 in 4 saw their moving violations' share grow in 2013 against other violations.

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New study highlights state truck enforcement disparities

The new report, from ATRI, stresses that the different priorities and violation issuance rates across states dramatically undermine the uniformity of CSA.

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VID: Driver questions trooper’s safety on highway, gets clean inspection

Driver's dashcam vid of exchange with police over safe driving goes viral.

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Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

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Public use of CSA scores remains a chief industry concern

As the MCSAC's CSA Subcommittee finalized recommendations for program changes in D.C., debate continued over the public display of carrier CSA scores. In early poll results, 70 percent of Overdrive readers favor score removal.

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