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Crackdown on passenger-carrying vehicles under way

Buses, limousines and other passenger-carrying vehicles will be the focus during statewide saturation patrols scheduled from August 13-27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Saturation activities will range from traffic enforcement, driver/vehicle inspections, compliance reviews and educational outreach.

The nationwide effort will take place along high-volume routes and at destination locations throughout the state.

Potential areas of focus will be destination venues such as Target Field, Mall of America, the Metrodome and area casinos. In addition, the strike force will be performing evening and late night saturations in downtown areas, as well as major concert and convention venues around the state.

The National Passenger Carrier Strike Force effort will be led by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration division offices along with the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program partner agencies, MnDOT, Minnesota State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies.