Motor Vehicle Enforcement Criteria

Motor Vehicle Enforcement CriteriaTruck inspections along with motor vehicle enforcement are an important part of vehicle and road safety across the nation. Without motor vehicle enforcement, truck drivers would have the ability to ignore safety codes and traffic laws, creating an unsafe travel enforcement. . The American Transportation Research Institute released a report entitled “Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement- Top 10 High-Performance States.” The report ranks the states on a point system spanning over eleven main criteria areas. Maryland was proudly ranked number 1 in this report, while also ranking number 1 in the level of inspection intensity, a report made by Overdrive Magazine. Maryland received such a ranking from Overdrive because of their rate of inspection per lane-mile of interstate within their state borders. The Maryland inspection rate was three times that of the national average of state inspections.

Motor Vehicle Enforcement Criteria

The criteria areas below were used by the American Transportation Research Institute to determine the ranking of states in motor vehicle enforcement. All of the criteria is based per million vehicle miles traveled.

  1. Overall Crashes
  2. Overall Violations
  3. Fatal Crashes
  4. Traffic Enforcement Stops
  5. Roadside Inspections
  6. Red Flag Violations
  7. Crash Predictor Violations
  8. Clean Inspections- Inspections without violation
  9. Violations During Traffic Enforcement Stops
  10. Out of Service Violations
  11. State Funds Expended per Federal Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Funds



At Middleton & Meads, we are ready to help maintain and repair your fleet during your season. While many accidents can be prevented, we know that others are unavoidable. We specialize in the following repair and maintenance services:


  1. Frame Straightening
  2. Panel and Component Replacement
  3. Cab and Body Replacement
  4. Complete Bus Collision Repairs
  5. Custom Bus Paints
  6. Dent/Scratch Bus Repairs
  7. Window-shield Replacement


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