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Roadcheck sidelines drivers, vehicles
AUSTIN -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,714 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort last month as part of Roadcheck 2014. DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers, specially trained Highway Patrol troopers, and civilian inspectors joined forces from June 3-5 during the annual inspection initiative aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety.
Approximately 21 percent (1,858) of the 18-wheelers, buses, and other commercial vehicles inspected were placed out of service for safety violations pending repairs, with brakes and defective vehicle lighting among the most common infractions.
Also, drivers were checked for compliance with state and federal laws, and 263 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 driver license for the vehicle being driven. In all, DPS issued 2,715 citations and more than 24,943 warnings.
Last year, DPS inspected approximately 9,220 commercial vehicles during Roadcheck 2013.
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