The recently participated in a five-day enforcement effort inspecting motor coaches, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced Friday.
State and municipal motor carrier enforcement personnel, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh police officers and Public Utility Commission staff, inspected 218 motor coaches at popular travel destinations statewide, such as casinos like and amusement parks like Sesame Place in Langhorne.
Between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23, enforcement personnel placed a total of 21 motor coaches and five drivers out of service for various safety violations.
Locally, Troop M, which serves Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties, conducted 33 inspections; placed three vehicles out of service; and issued 14 citations and 29 warnings.
“This weeklong strike force was part of a nationwide effort to reduce motor coach crashes and ensure the safety of those citizens who use this method of travel,” said Noonan. “Roadway safety is the top priority of the Pennsylvania State Police and motor coach enforcement efforts will increase the safety for all drivers traveling on Pennsylvania’s highways.”