A 72-hour inspection effort resulted in Georgia officials grounding 245 commercial trucks. The Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety conducted the inspections between June 3rd and June 5th. Officers inspected 1,466 commercial vehicles during the safety inspections, which are designed to locate trucks with safety defects and remove them from the highways before crashes occur. The inspections were part of Roadcheck 2008, a joint effort of commercial vehicle inspectors in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The most common violation for 122 drivers cited was the hours of service they could be on the roads. The most common vehicle violations were with brake adjustments and the brake system. These inspections are extremely important from a safety perspective. Our experience in handling motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks tells us that driver fatigue and vehicle defects cause a significant number of the accidents in the cases we handle.
Source: Insurance Journal
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