Connecticut public safety officials say nearly 28,000 violations were recorded during the first four months of a crackdown on unsafe trucking.
The stepped-up enforcement started in August after several highway crashes involving tractor-trailers, dump trucks and other big rigs.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell says the most citations — almost 3,800 — were given for truckers with defective lights.
Almost 3,500 had defective brakes. Hundreds of truckers were also cited for speeding, driving overloaded trucks or not keeping their federally mandated log books properly updated.
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