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Evaluation of Violation and Capture of Overweight Trucks: A Case Study

Description: This report concludes the four phase evaluation of Washington's fee and fine system. The primary focus of this report is the occurrence and capture of overweight vehicles at three selected evaluation sites in Eastern Washington: Pasco, Chattaroy, and Cashmere. Weigh-in-motion data were utilized to determine any changes which occur in truck traffic when weigh stations are open and closed. Violation rates are estimated between 20% and 22% with capture rates between 20% and 27%, depending on the site. Violation and capture rates, in addition to truck volume and axle weights, are further calculated for different truck types during all hours of the day. The analysis also includes seasonal variations in all variables.

  • Date Published: July, 1996
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 353.4
  • Last Modified: June 2, 2007
  • Authors: Eric L. Jessup, Kenneth L. Casavant.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 58 p., 2,245 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Axle loads, Case studies, Fees, Fines (Penalties), Load limits, Oversize loads, Overweight loads, Seasons, Traffic violations, Trucks, Weigh in motion.
  • Keywords: Highway, overweight, violation, capture, season, Eastern Washington, Cashmere, Chattaroy, Pasco.
  • 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).
    An Evaluation of County and City Road Weight Enforcement Efforts in the State of Washington, (WA-RD 353.3).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008