SANTA FE- This past week during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Spring Conference in Louisville, KY, the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police was awarded the “2013 Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Leadership Award” for safety enforcement . New Mexico was one of only three states to receive this award which was presented by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro.
The Safety Enforcement Award is presented to the States with the most productive and focused safety enforcement programs in terms of cost efficiency, traffic enforcement and data quality. MTP Chief Eric Shelton, “I am so proud of the job our troops are doing in keeping New Mexico roads safer for the motoring public.”
The mission of the Motor Transportation Police is to promote safety on New Mexico highways by providing law enforcement traffic services to the motoring public, to ensure the safe and legal operation of commercial motor vehicles and to prevent the introduction of illicit contraband into New Mexico while facilitating trade.
The MCSAP is a Federal grant program that provides financial assistance to States to reduce the number and severity of crashes and hazardous materials incidents involving commercial motor vehicles. The goal of the MCSAP is to reduce commercial vehicle involved crashes, fatalities and injuries.