The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Brake Safety Week Sept. 11-17, 2016. Law enforcement across the United States will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, brake systems and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the program.
According to CVSA, brake-related violations made up the largest percent of all out-of-service violations cited during International RoadCheck in 2015. Inspections conducted during Brake Safety Week include:
- Loose or missing parts
- Air or hydraulic fluid leaks
- Worn linings
- ABS malfunction indicator lamps
Inspectors will inspect brake components and measure push rod stroke wherever applicable. Defective or out-of-adjustment brakes will result in the vehicle being placed out of service.
For more information on Brake Safety Week and the CVSA, visit their website.