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A Case Study of the Effectiveness of Washington's Fine System for Overweight Violations

Description:

The main objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Washington's fee and fine system in recapturing the physical and resultant financial damage to pavements caused by overloaded vehicles, through the court and legal process. This was accomplished through interviews with weight enforcement officials and court personnel in addition to a detailed examination of over 8,000 citations from nine counties between September 1991 and August 1992.

The results provide a complete examination of Washington's fee and fine system and help identify weaknesses in the system.

  • Date Published: July, 1994
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 353.2
  • Last Modified: November 4, 2007
  • Authors: Catherine J. Barron, Eric L. Jessup, Kenneth L. Casavant.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 60 p., 61,504 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Defects, Fines (Penalties), Law enforcement, Load limits, Oversize loads, Overweight loads, Pavements, Regulations, Vehicle weight.
  • Keywords: Highway, overweight, truck, permits, fines, fees, court.
  • Related Publications: A Case Study of Motor Vehicles Violating Special Weight Permits in the State of Washington, (WA-RD 353.1).
    A Case Study of Motor Vehicles Violating Special Weight Permits in the State of Washington, (WA-RD 353.3).
    Evaluation of Violation and Capture of Overweight Trucks: A Case Study, (WA-RD 353.4).


This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008