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Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement receives awards

Oct 03, 2016

ANKENY — For the third consecutive year, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement was tops in the nation for safety enforcement as determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The agency also received an honorable mention for safety enforcement improvement.

The two awards were presented to Motor Vehicle Enforcement Chief David Lorenzen at the fall Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference Sept. 19 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Iowa was presented with the Safety Enforcement Award. The award recognizes the most productive and focused safety enforcement programs in fiscal year 2015 in terms of cost efficiency, traffic enforcement, and data quality. Specifically noted where Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement’s: average cost per vehicle inspection; efficiency of the operation; and quality of reporting traffic enforcement violations.

The Safety Enforcement Improvement Honorable Mention recognizes the states with the greatest improvements to their safety enforcement programs.

“This shows the incredible work accomplished by our motor vehicle enforcement staff,” said Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III. “Thank you so much for your work each day focused on improving safety, mobility, and the economics of the state of Iowa.”

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