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An Evaluation of County and City Road Weight Enforcement Efforts in the State of Washington

Description: The objective of this study was to determine the degree of participation in road weight enforcement programs for cities and counties in the state of Washington. This is accomplished through the use of a survey to cities and counties throughout the state.

The results indicate that larger cities and more urban counties have greater involvement in weight enforcement programs, whereas small cities and more rural counties have less involvement. Only six cities in the state were directly involved in weight control enforcement programs with Seattle and Tacoma having the most active programs. Eleven of the 36 counties in the state were identified as having full weight enforcement programs and 5 counties having only partial weight enforcement programs.

  • Date Published: July, 1994
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 353.3
  • Last Modified: June 2, 2007
  • Authors: Catherine J. Barron, Eric L. Jessup, Kenneth L. Casavant.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 31 p., 1,279 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Counties, Defects, Evaluation, Load limits, Oversize loads, Overweight loads, Pavements, Regulations, Travelers, Trucks, Weight.
  • Keywords: Highway, Overweight, Truck, Permits, Fines, Fees, Court, Washington (State)
  • 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 the Effectiveness of Washington's Fine System for Overweight Violations, (WA-RD 353.2).
    Evaluation of Violation and Capture of Overweight Trucks: A Case Study, (WA-RD 353.4).


This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008