Wednesday, April 1, 2009

State Must Focus on Technology to Improve Truck Safety

This is absurd: the Hartford Courant reports that "A more than decade-long rivalry between DMV inspectors and state troopers — who share weigh-station operation — has kept the focus, year after year, on personnel rather than on ways to inspect more trucks more quickly. State Se. Donald DeFronzo, co-chairman of the transportation committee, says "The focus tends to be on personnel; there's not enough discussion of adding technology — which we know could eliminate, to a significant degree, the backup of trucks that occurs every time the Greenwich station is open. Technology has to be a major part of the focus."

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