Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this year’s Brake Safety Day inspection campaign.
This year, an unannounced Brake Safety Day took place throughout the U.S. and Canada on April 25. The CVSA says that the event was intended to reduce the number of crashes by taking unsafe commercial vehicles off of the roadways.
Here are some of the major takeaways from this year’s results:
- 11,531 inspections were conducted in the U.S. and Canada during the single day event.
- 1,595 of the inspected trucks were placed out of service for brake violations. This is 13.8% of all trucks inspected in both the U.S. and Canada.
- In the U.S., 14% of inspected trucks were placed out of service for brake issues.
- In Canada, 12.4% of inspected trucks were placed out of service for brake issues.
- 86.2% of all inspected commercial vehicles had no critical brake violations.
During last year’s announced Brake Safety Day blitz on September 7, 2017, only 7,698 inspections were conducted throughout North America, but 1,064 of commercial vehicles were placed out of service for brake violations. A total of 1,680 commercial vehicles were placed out of service for violations of any kind on Brake Safety Day 2017. Last year the CVSA’s usual Brake Safety Week was replaced by an unannounced Brake Safety Day blitz on May 3, 2017 . During the unannounced brake inspection blitz, 9,524 inspections were conducted and twenty-one percent (or 1,989 commercial vehicles) of all vehicles inspected were placed out of service for a variety of violations.
The CVSA is holding another brake inspection event later this year called Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week will take place in the U.S. and Canada from September 16 — 22.