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Annual ‘Roadcheck’ identifies commercial vehicle, driver safety violations

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Greenbelt, MD — From June 4 to 6, inspectors across North America checked braking systems, lights, tires and other commercial motor vehicle equipment during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 32nd International Roadcheck.

More than 13,000 inspectors participated in the 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event, performing 67,072 examinations and placing 17.9% of vehicles and 4.2% of drivers out of service.

Among the citations issued:

  • 748 seat belt violations
  • 1,991 cargo securement violations
  • 7,379 brake adjustments and brake systems violations

Out of the 45,568 North American Standard Level I inspections conducted, 21.5% resulted in out-of-service violations.

 

According to an Aug. 29 press release, CVSA has conducted more than 1.7 million inspections since the first International Roadcheck in 1988. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration participates in the program, along with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico.

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