Some 1,595 commercial vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) unannounced Brake Safety Day enforcement initiative April 25.
Brake Safety Day inspection data from the U.S. and Canada shows:
- 11,531 inspections were conducted
- 1,595 commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations; 13.8 percent of vehicles inspected
- U.S. agencies conducted 10,074 commercial motor vehicle inspections; Canada conducted 1,457
- U.S., 14 percent of commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations; 12.4 percent in Canada
- 8,128 air-braked trucks and tractors were identified as requiring ABS; 10.2 percent had ABS violations.
- 5,331 trailers were identified as requiring ABS; 14.3 percent had ABS violations.
- 1,299 hydraulic-braked trucks required ABS; 3.5 percent had ABS violations.
“Inspecting, identifying and removing commercial motor vehicles with brake violations from our roadways is critical to the safety of the traveling public,” said CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner with the Kansas Highway Patrol. “Brake systems that are improperly installed, neglected or poorly maintained reduce braking efficiency and increase stopping distances of trucks and buses, posing a serious transportation safety risk.”
CVSA holds its Brake Safety Week Sept. 16-22.