CVSA’s brake safety enforcement places nearly 1,600 CMVs out of service
July 17, 2018
•Land Line Staff
Nearly 1,600 commercial motor vehicles with critical brake violations were removed from roadways during an unannounced single-day enforcement blitz, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Tuesday.
Fifty-two U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions conducted 11,531 roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,595 vehicles with brake violations from our roadways during an unannounced Brake Safety Day on April 25. CVSA says approximately 13.8 percent of the total number of vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake violations.
Brake Safety Day also aims to improve commercial motor vehicle brake safety awareness throughout North America.
Inspection data from Canada and the U.S. featured the following notable results:
- 11,531 inspections were conducted for Brake Safety Day.
- 1,595 commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations.
- The 52 jurisdictions include 41 U.S. states and 11 Canadian provinces/territories.
- The U.S. conducted 10,074 commercial motor vehicle inspections; Canada conducted 1,457.
- In the U.S., 14 percent of commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations.
- In Canada, 12.4 percent of commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations.
- 86.2 percent of the total number of commercial motor vehicles inspected did not have any critical brake-related vehicle violations.
The release also states that many participating jurisdictions surveyed anti-lock braking system compliance, as follows:
- 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.
- 95 buses required ABS; 2.1 percent had ABS violations.
CVSA holds brake-focused enforcement events throughout the year to identify and remove commercial motor vehicles with dangerous brake issues from our roadways in an effort to reduce the number of crashes caused by or made more severe by deficient braking system performance.