Section 32-6-49.2Purpose; construction.
The purpose of this article is to implement the federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA) (Title XII of Pub. Law 99-570) and reduce or prevent commercial motor vehicle accidents, fatalities, and injuries by:
(a) Permitting commercial drivers to hold only one license;
(b) Disqualifying commercial drivers who have committed certain serious traffic violations, or other specified offenses;
(c) Strengthening commercial driver licensing and testing standards.
This article is a remedial law which should be liberally construed to promote the public health, safety, and welfare. To the extent that this article conflicts with general driver licensing provisions, this article prevails. Where this article is silent, the general driver licensing provisions apply.
(Acts 1989, No. 89-878, p. 1759, §2.)