Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD), the agency responsible for weight and safety enforcement in Georgia, contacted IRD in advance of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in order to see what features they could use to monitor the traffic at their weigh stations and provide useful information to internal and external stakeholders. MCCD indicated they were already watching the IRD Virtual Weigh Station (VWS) websites very closely.
During a period of great public concern for traffic volume and safety, advanced features built into IRD’s software offered MCCD the data needed to reassure all stakeholders. This response to an extreme weather event also introduced MCCD to the advanced real-time data capabilities of their commercial vehicle screening systems that have the potential to assist them with observing traffic patterns and speeds when other events, such as holidays or construction, affect traffic.
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