Beltway Safety



1. In order to control speeding and unsafe driving on the Capital Beltway and its feeder roads, we support:

     a) the use of additional patrol officers for increased visibility and enforcement, and

     b) the use of automated photographic speed enforcement devices as an additional system of speed enforcement

2. We support measures to increase truck safety on the Capital Beltway and its connector roads that include:

     a) mandatory commercial vehicle safety inspections in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia,

     b) increased fines for truck safety violations

     c) limiting hazardous material carriers to certain hours

3. Weight and length limitations for commercial vehicles using the Capital Beltway and its feeder roads should not be increased

4. Efforts between federal, state and local governments to improve coordination of inspection and enforcement activities on the Beltway should be a continuing process (1991).