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Roadcheck leads to 8,000 inspections




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AUSTIN -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected more than 8,000 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort June 5-7 as part of Roadcheck 2012.

Approximately 22 percent -- 1,763 -- of the 18-wheelers, buses, and other commercial vehicles inspected were placed out of service for a variety of safety violations until appropriate repairs can be made. Issues with brakes, lighting, and tires were the most common infractions that led to out-of-service violations.

Additionally, drivers were checked for compliance with state and federal laws, and 243 drivers were placed out of service. Among the violations were improper logging of duty time, driving over the maximum number of hours, and failing to have the proper type of license for the vehicle being driven.

In all, DPS issued more than 2,600 citations and another 23,000 warnings.

The annual Roadcheck program, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is designed to reduce commercial vehicle highway fatalities through increased vehicle and driver safety, education, and law-enforcement activities throughout North America. DPS also will continue Operation Texas Thunder -- a surge of enforcement operations targeted in specific areas where unsafe trucks or buses may be operating --throughout the year.
 

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