Brake Safety Week Results Are In

2018 Brake Safety Week

Enforcement personnel throughout the United States and Canada conducted 35,080 inspections on commercial motor vehicles during this year’s Brake Safety Week.

Of the vehicles inspected, 4,955 (14.1 percent) were placed out of service until conditions could be corrected. The findings were as follows:

  • 8.3 percent of air-braked power units had ABS violations
  • 12.5 percent of trailers had ABS violations
  • 4.4 percent of hydraulic-braked trucks had ABS violations
  • 2 percent of motorcoaches/buses had ABS violations

The goal of this week-long brake safety initiative is to reduce the number of crashes involving brake-related problems by raising awareness of the importance of properly functioning brake systems throughout the motor carrier community.

“Whether you’re driving a commercial motor vehicle or inspecting one, we all know the importance of properly functioning brakes,” CVSA President Lt. Scott Carnegie said. “It is essential that we do all that we can through prevention, education, outreach and action to ensure only the safest commercial motor vehicles are being operated by professional drivers on our roadways.”

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