Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of Motor Carrier Safety


280-RICR-30-15-11 ACTIVE RULE

11.1 Authority

This Part is promulgated pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-23-1.

11.2 Purpose

This Part is promulgated to ensure uniformity in motor carrier safety enforcement activities and increase the likelihood that safety defects, driver deficiencies and unsafe carrier practices will be detected and corrected.

11.3 Compliance with Federal Regulation

All commercial motor vehicles must abide by federal motor carrier safety regulations and hazardous materials regulations as set forth in R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-23-1(b)(1).

11.4 Enforcement

A. The Rhode Island State Police, or its designee, shall enforce the provisions of these regulations.

B. Carriers convicted of violating this Part shall be fined pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-41.1-4 for each offense.


Title 280 Department of Revenue
Chapter 30 Division of Motor Vehicles
Subchapter 15 Safety and Emissions
Part 11 Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of Motor Carrier Safety
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 12/31/2018

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-23-1

Purpose and Reason :

The purpose of this Part is to ensure uniformity in motor carrier safety enforcement activities and increase the likelihood that safety defects, driver deficiencies and unsafe carrier practices will be detected and corrected.