DOT Violations Issued by State in September 2022

Oct 23, 2022 2:46:04 PM / by Mike Riegel

In September 2022 the DOT executed 262,785 inspections and issued 137,212 violations across the US. We take a look at the numbers of inspections and violations that were held in each state and see which FMCSA BASIC measure they enforced the most.

Dot violations issued in 2022

The violations are grouped together based on which BASIC category that they fall under. Some violations do not fall under a specific BASIC category and were not counted in the tables.

The "Vehicle Maintenance" category took the largest share of overall violations with 84,705 violations accounting for over 60% of the total violations issued in the US.

Read below to see how many inspections your state started and and how many of those inspections turned into violations.

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Alabama

Inspections: 4,653

Violations: 2,373

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 350 14.7%
Hours-of-Service 295 12.4%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,473 62%
Substance & Alcohol 8 .3%
Driver Fitness 158 6.6%
Hazardous Materials 2 0.08%

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Alaska

Inspections: 1,043

Violations: 287

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 53 18.4%
Hours-of-Service 3 1%
Vehicle Maintenance 210 73%
Substance & Alcohol 0 0%
Driver Fitness 11 3.8%
Hazardous Materials 1 .35%

Arizona

Inspections:5,713

Violations: 4,463

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 735 16.5%
Hours-of-Service 1,084 24.3%
Vehicle Maintenance 2,295 51.4%
Substance & Alcohol 24 .53%
Driver Fitness 133 3%
Hazardous Materials 32 .7%

 

Arkansas

Inspections: 5,202

Violations: 2,229

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 393 17.6%
Hours-of-Service 261 11.7%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,438 64.5%
Substance & Alcohol 13 .58%
Driver Fitness 70 3%
Hazardous Materials 15 .67%

 

California

Inspections: 38,518

Violations: 11,031

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 3,441 31.2%
Hours-of-Service 299 2%
Vehicle Maintenance 6,527 59%
Substance & Alcohol 15 .13%
Driver Fitness 207 1.9%
Hazardous Materials 36 .33%

 

Colorado

Inspections: 3,349

Violations: 2,132

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 375 17.6%
Hours-of-Service 421 19.7%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,111 52%
Substance & Alcohol 14 .65%
Driver Fitness 78 3.7%
Hazardous Materials 16 .7%

 

Connecticut

Inspections: 1,337

Violations: 1,275

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 359 28.1%
Hours-of-Service 166 13%
Vehicle Maintenance 643 50%
Substance & Alcohol 3 .2%
Driver Fitness 49 3.8%
Hazardous Materials 2 .15%

 

Delaware

Inspections: 544

Violations: 280

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 132 47%
Hours-of-Service 17 6%
Vehicle Maintenance 92 33%
Substance & Alcohol 1 .36%
Driver Fitness 22 7.9%
Hazardous Materials 0 0%

 

Florida

Inspections: 7,135

Violations: 3,750

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 861 23%
Hours-of-Service 265 7%
Vehicle Maintenance 2,189 58%
Substance & Alcohol 8 .21%
Driver Fitness 194 5.1%
Hazardous Materials 11 .3%

 

Georgia

Inspections: 6,081

Violations: 4,892

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 1,013 20.7%
Hours-of-Service 721 14.7%
Vehicle Maintenance 2,629 53.7%
Substance & Alcohol 24 .49%
Driver Fitness 261 5.3%
Hazardous Materials 65 1.3%

 

Hawaii

Inspections: 178

Violations: 84

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 15 17.9%
Hours-of-Service 0 0%
Vehicle Maintenance 54 64%
Substance & Alcohol 0 0%
Driver Fitness 3 3.6%
Hazardous Materials 0 0%

 

Idaho

Inspections: 858

Violations: 987

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 200 20.2%
Hours-of-Service 129 13%
Vehicle Maintenance 568 57.5%
Substance & Alcohol 4 .4%
Driver Fitness 41 4.1%
Hazardous Materials 6 .6%

 

Illinois

Inspections: 9,618

Violations: 1,513

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 569 38%
Hours-of-Service 136 9%
Vehicle Maintenance 620 41%
Substance & Alcohol 0 0%
Driver Fitness 137 9%
Hazardous Materials 7 .46%

 

Indiana

Inspections: 5,593

Violations: 3,422

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 1,416 41.4%
Hours-of-Service 537 15.7%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,257 37%
Substance & Alcohol 6 .17%
Driver Fitness 96 2.8%
Hazardous Materials 4 .11%

 

Iowa

Inspections: 4,662

Violations: 1,499

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 625 42%
Hours-of-Service 246 16%
Vehicle Maintenance 477 32%
Substance & Alcohol 9 .6%
Driver Fitness 79 5.3%
Hazardous Materials 6 .4%

 

Kansas

Inspections: 3,620

Violations: 1,319

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 223 17%
Hours-of-Service 207 15.7%
Vehicle Maintenance 752 57%
Substance & Alcohol 11 .8%
Driver Fitness 64 4.8%
Hazardous Materials 9 .7%

 

Kentucky

Inspections: 5,927

Violations: 3,154

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 951 30%
Hours-of-Service 274 8.7%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,610 51%
Substance & Alcohol 7 .2%
Driver Fitness 103 3.3%
Hazardous Materials 16 .5%

 

Louisiana

Inspections: 2,918

Violations: 1,709

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 439 26%
Hours-of-Service 146 8.5%
Vehicle Maintenance 990 58%
Substance & Alcohol 3 .17%
Driver Fitness 93 5.4%
Hazardous Materials 13 .76%

 

Maine

Inspections: 1,818

Violations: 517

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 125 24%
Hours-of-Service 42 8.1%
Vehicle Maintenance 308 60%
Substance & Alcohol 0 0%
Driver Fitness 18 3.5%
Hazardous Materials 0 0%

 

Maryland

Inspections: 9,054

Violations: 3,074

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 682 22%
Hours-of-Service 105 3.4%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,807 59%
Substance & Alcohol 8 .26%
Driver Fitness 256 8.3%
Hazardous Materials 9 .3%

 

Massachusetts

Inspections: 1,503

Violations: 1,511

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 494 33%
Hours-of-Service 63 4%
Vehicle Maintenance 654 43%
Substance & Alcohol 4 .26%
Driver Fitness 131 8.7%
Hazardous Materials 8 .52

 

Michigan

Inspections: 4,392

Violations: 3,449

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 1,426 41.3%
Hours-of-Service 177 5.1%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,436 41.6%
Substance & Alcohol 7 .2%
Driver Fitness 156 4.5%
Hazardous Materials 14 .4%

 

Minnesota

Inspections: 2,824

Violations: 2,038

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 689 34%
Hours-of-Service 134 6.6%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,044 51.2%
Substance & Alcohol 8 .39%
Driver Fitness 86 4.2%
Hazardous Materials 17 .83%

 

Mississippi

Inspections: 5,217

Violations: 1,229

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 218 17.7%
Hours-of-Service 185 15%
Vehicle Maintenance 638 52%
Substance & Alcohol 35 2.8%
Driver Fitness 85 6.9%
Hazardous Materials 2 .16%

 

Missouri

Inspections: 5,186

Violations: 3,701

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 586 15.8%
Hours-of-Service 644 17.4%
Vehicle Maintenance 2,228 60%
Substance & Alcohol 10 .27%
Driver Fitness 125 3.4%
Hazardous Materials 21 .56%

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Montana

Inspections: 3,143

Violations: 541

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 74 13.7%
Hours-of-Service 92 17%
Vehicle Maintenance 321 59%
Substance & Alcohol 3 .55%
Driver Fitness 25 4.6%
Hazardous Materials 8 1.4%

 

Nebraska

Inspections: 2,774

Violations: 2,300

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 733 32%
Hours-of-Service 320 14%
Vehicle Maintenance 991 43%
Substance & Alcohol 7 .3%
Driver Fitness 90 3.9%
Hazardous Materials 16 .7%

 

Nevada

Inspections: 1,919

Violations: 613

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 103 16.8%
Hours-of-Service 83 13.5%
Vehicle Maintenance 345 56%
Substance & Alcohol 1 .16%
Driver Fitness 32 5.2%
Hazardous Materials 5 .8%

 

New Hampshire

Inspections: 1,019

Violations: 299

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 89 29.7%
Hours-of-Service 17 5.7%
Vehicle Maintenance 122 41%
Substance & Alcohol 3 1%
Driver Fitness 49 16.4%
Hazardous Materials 2 .67%

 

New Jersey

Inspections: 1,443

Violations: 2,293

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 411 18%
Hours-of-Service 34 1.5%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,374 60%
Substance & Alcohol 5 .2%
Driver Fitness 224 9.8%
Hazardous Materials 31 1.4%

 

New Mexico

Inspections: 9,979

Violations: 2,587

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 648 25%
Hours-of-Service 246 9.5%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,544 59.7%
Substance & Alcohol 10 .38%
Driver Fitness 55 2.1%
Hazardous Materials 13 .5%

 

New York

Inspections: 10,016

Violations: 6,055

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 1,235 20.4%
Hours-of-Service 427 7%
Vehicle Maintenance 3,414 56%
Substance & Alcohol 13 .2%
Driver Fitness 345 5.7%
Hazardous Materials 49 .8%

 

North Carolina

Inspections: 7,939

Violations: 2,204

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 443 20%
Hours-of-Service 195 8.9%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,262 57%
Substance & Alcohol 11 .5%
Driver Fitness 163 7.4%
Hazardous Materials 6 .27%

 

North Dakota

Inspections: 1,163

Violations: 799

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 101 12.6%
Hours-of-Service 106 13.2%
Vehicle Maintenance 558 70%
Substance & Alcohol 5 .62%
Driver Fitness 16 2%
Hazardous Materials 1 .125%

 

Ohio

Inspections: 5,447

Violations: 2,241

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 533 23.7%
Hours-of-Service 278 12.4%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,250 56%
Substance & Alcohol 3 .13%
Driver Fitness 89 4%
Hazardous Materials 17 .75%

 

Oklahoma

Inspections: 3,476

Violations: 1,759

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 490 28%
Hours-of-Service 131 7.4%
Vehicle Maintenance 974 55%
Substance & Alcohol 3 .17%
Driver Fitness 85 4.8%
Hazardous Materials 14 .8%

 

Oregon

Inspections: 1,971

Violations: 814

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 122 15%
Hours-of-Service 193 24%
Vehicle Maintenance 432 53%
Substance & Alcohol 3 .36%
Driver Fitness 37 4.5%
Hazardous Materials 1 .12%

 

Pennsylvania

Inspections: 6,907

Violations: 5,035

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 1,497 29.7%
Hours-of-Service 414 8.2%
Vehicle Maintenance 2,517 50%
Substance & Alcohol 9 .17%
Driver Fitness 293 5.8%
Hazardous Materials 1 .01%

 

Rhode Island

Inspections: 539

Violations: 1,195

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 386 32.3%
Hours-of-Service 25 2%
Vehicle Maintenance 596 49.9%
Substance & Alcohol 4 .3%
Driver Fitness 105 8.8%
Hazardous Materials 4 .33%

 

South Carolina

Inspections: 3,695

Violations: 1,415

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 489 35%
Hours-of-Service 114 8%
Vehicle Maintenance 695 49%
Substance & Alcohol 6 .4%
Driver Fitness 69 4.8%
Hazardous Materials 16 1.1%

 

South Dakota

Inspections: 2,218

Violations: 163

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 59 36%
Hours-of-Service 15 9%
Vehicle Maintenance 81 49.6%
Substance & Alcohol 0 0%
Driver Fitness 7 4.2%
Hazardous Materials 0 0%

 

Tennessee

Inspections: 6,900

Violations: 2,239

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 667 29.8%
Hours-of-Service 268 12%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,077 48%
Substance & Alcohol 10 .4%
Driver Fitness 117 5.2%
Hazardous Materials 9 .4%

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Texas

Inspections: 26,570

Violations: 27,320

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 2,341 8.5%
Hours-of-Service 1,224 4.5%
Vehicle Maintenance 22,249 81.4%
Substance & Alcohol 29 .1%
Driver Fitness 681 2.5%
Hazardous Materials 145 .5%

 

Utah

Inspections: 3,667

Violations: 1,804

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 402 22.2%
Hours-of-Service 337 18.6%
Vehicle Maintenance 936 52%
Substance & Alcohol 11 .6%
Driver Fitness 54 3%
Hazardous Materials 8 .4%

 

Vermont

Inspections: 650

Violations: 240

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 44 18.3%
Hours-of-Service 20 8.3%
Vehicle Maintenance 147 61.3%
Substance & Alcohol 0 0%
Driver Fitness 14 5.8%
Hazardous Materials 0 0%

 

Virginia

Inspections: 2,895

Violations: 1,633

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 186 11.4%
Hours-of-Service 164 10%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,118 68.5%
Substance & Alcohol 5 .3%
Driver Fitness 68 4.1%
Hazardous Materials 8 .5%

 

Washington

Inspections: 6,611

Violations: 3,623

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 1,259 35%
Hours-of-Service 418 11.5%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,590 44%
Substance & Alcohol 7 .2%
Driver Fitness 137 3.8%
Hazardous Materials 7 .2%

 

West Virginia

Inspections: 1,989

Violations: 579

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 203 35%
Hours-of-Service 29 5%
Vehicle Maintenance 246 42%
Substance & Alcohol 1 .17%
Driver Fitness 44 7.6%
Hazardous Materials 0 0%

 

Wisconsin

Inspections: 3,122

Violations: 2,740

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 807 29.5%
Hours-of-Service 138 5%
Vehicle Maintenance 1,473 54%
Substance & Alcohol 6 .2%
Driver Fitness 84 3%
Hazardous Materials 14 .5%

 

Wyoming

Inspections: 2,093

Violations: 1,276

BASIC Violation Group Violations % of Total Violations
Unsafe Driving 179 14%
Hours-of-Service 248 19%
Vehicle Maintenance 698 55%
Substance & Alcohol 6 .5%
Driver Fitness 70 5.5%
Hazardous Materials 4 .3%

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Mike Riegel

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