CVSA Releases 2016 Brake Safety Week Results
(November 17, 2016)
- Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted 18,385 CMV and brake-system inspections during Brake Safety Week, Sept. 11-17, 2016.
During the weeklong annual brake safety campaign, local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors throughout the United States and Canada conducted inspections to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations. Roadside inspections included inspection of brake-system components to identify loose or missing parts; air or hydraulic fluid leaks; cracked, damaged or worn linings, pads, drums or rotors; and other faulty brake-system components.
Inspectors reported 13.2 percent of inspections with out-of-service brake violations and 14.8 percent of inspections with non-brake related out-of-service violations, each inclusive of some with violations in both categories.
To read the rest of the results, visit the CVSA site here